Thursday, June 9, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Own or Borrow

Booking Through Thursday is a fun weekly question and answer session, based on books, of course. This week, the question is:



All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?


This is an easy one for me: own! It is my dream (and trust me, I spend time fantasizing about this) to have a home for my family that has space for an actual library! It will be a space with plenty of natural light and extremely good reading lamps for night time, extremely comfortable chairs and couches and no television.  And books, lots and lots of books filling an abundant number of floor-to-ceiling bookcases.  It's just a fantasy - for now.  Someday this will be my family's reality, though.

17 comments:

  1. My answer is "both". Every book I read isn't worth owning, some I have to have :-)

    Good luck with your library project.

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  2. Haha I think I have the same fantasy! I love my book shelves and wish I had space for more.

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  3. Wow! Good luck on that. I know soon you'll be able to have the desires of you heart.

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  4. I like your fantasy...mine is similar, but until then, here's what I do:

    MY THURSDAY MEMES POST

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  5. Who doesn't want one's own library room? I hope you'll get yours soon.

    My BTT: http://beyondstrangenewwords.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-own-or-borrow.html

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  6. good luck with all your books.

    http://tributebooksmama.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday_09.html

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  7. It would be fun to own them! I'd build a writing fort out of all my books.

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  8. I am currently drowning in books so I would love to have my own library.
    Sally.
    http://theelifylop.blogspot.com/2011/06/booking-through-thursday-21.html

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  9. I do selective hoarding NOW! I already own more than 2500 books!

    Here is my BTT: Own or Borrow post!

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  10. I've started my home library. looking to expand.
    http://sidnebkclubreviewz.blogspot.com

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  11. I think a lot of readers share your dream. I certainly do.

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  12. I totally agree with you! My dream is to build my own library too!! :) Here's my post: http://tiny.cc/q7hie

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  13. Oh, what a perfectly lovely dream! I'm sure you'll have something like that in the future - you never know, right?

    Here's my Own or Borrow? (Booking Through Thursday) post!

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  14. I picked own as well, I would love to have a room like the one you are describing! My dream home has a room with walls lined with built in bookshelves, lots of comfy chairs for reading in, big windows, and adorable lamps for reading after dark.

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  15. I mentioned your blog in my latest post! Check it out http://ashleyfictionista.blogspot.com/2011/06/awarded.html

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  16. I have got the same dream! I don't know if I will ever get there but it's a lot of fun trying!

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