Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Books & Such

I'm curious to how my blog readers partake in the written word. Do you

A) Buy Books
B) Get books from the library
C) Use an e-reader

The question came to mind because I have about 50 books on my Amazon wishlist. Some of them, I've read already, but I still want to purchase. Then I thought, hey, is that weird? I get a certain gratification from owning books. I don't know what it is. If I'm ever blessed to have a mansion, there will definitely be a library in it.

I know this isn't exactly my most scintillating post, but this is what's on my mind today. Can't wait to hear your comments.

10 comments:

b.goody said...

All three! I just got an e-reader actually, and I have a blog post about this exact topic. Maybe I'll post it now :)

Miss Tiara said...

I actually read mostly classics (ie old titles). So, the majority of my reading is on fullbooks.com or an app I downloaded on my phone that gives the full texts of books. (I do most of my reading at work on down time).
If a new book comes out that catches my eye, I'll buy it, but I can't remember the last time that happened.
I used to live in the library back in the day, though.
*sigh* This is only making me realize how busy I am. I don't have time to read for pleasure anymore. Gotta fix that.

Lady J said...

I prefer to buy books and read them because it's something about having that collection of books on my shelf to look at. Kind of like looking at my accomplishments and also they serve as reminders so if I'm telling someone about something I may need to go back and reference something I may have read.

Kismet said...

All of the above +

4. Rent books a la Netflix.

I rent books via booksfree.com and I'm a big supporter. It costs about 10 bucks a month for two books out at a time. You keep them for as long as you want. You send them back in the envelope when you are done. There's also a buy option if you read it and you like it--I did that with a few Alice Walker books.

It is magic. The only problem I've found is that it is only paperback so a lot of newer books aren't available until (if) they go to paperback.

When I recommend someone I get a discount so....

Carly said...

1 & 2. . . .Though, 1 more often than anything else. I've really got to up the library going.

I love owning books though, and I figure if that's the worst addiction I've got, it's not so bad. :)

chichi said...

I check books out from the library. I used to buy books but I've read only a couple of them more than once and they take up space.

KindredSmile said...

I have an active Library card - Oak Park Library is the bees knees! Piggy and I go at least once a week for books and movies. I'm considering canceling my Netflix because it honestly can't compete, as long as I have the foresight to put a handful of movies on hold in advance.

ThummyB said...

I either buy hardcopy books...or I download them for my eReader.

Actually...now that I have a Kindle, I'm pretty much 90% eReader. I would only purchase a book in hard copy if A. it was unavailable for Kindle or B. it was something that I wanted to study and re-read many times.

Nerd Girl said...

Yes on all three counts. I go through phases where I'm hitting up the library every two or three days and then I'll decide I just have to own a book and I'll go nuts at the bookstore's clearance table. I've only bought four ebooks so far, but I really like the ease of portability they afford.

QUE.PK.iDD said...

I use an e-reader. Because I stay on the move so much that it's difficult to keep up with books and keep them looking decent. But with an e-reader, I can read from my phone, or laptop, both of which I carry with me almost everywhere I go. Why add a book to all the stuff I'm already carrying?