Thursday, November 13, 2008
I’ve asked, in the past, about whether you more often buy your books, or get them from libraries. What I want to know today, is, WHY BUY?
Even if you are a die-hard fan of the public library system, I’m betting you have at least ONE permanent resident of your bookshelves in your house. I’m betting that no real book-lover can go through life without owning at least one book. So … why that one? What made you buy the books that you actually own, even though your usual preference is to borrow and return them?
If you usually buy your books, tell me why. Why buy instead of borrow? Why shell out your hard-earned dollars for something you could get for free?
Simply put, because my local library sucks. I gave it up years ago when I decided I was tired of choosing from their selection...I much prefer the selection at the bookstore.
And crap, I've gotta go...maybe I'll be back later to gripe to Paris about the lack of internet access in the hotel rooms and the fact that I'm sitting in the freaking lobby with all my co-workers watching me.