Hey guys, it’s time for a discussion post! I have held back on doing a discussion post thus far because I have been known to be quite the opinionated person and I didn’t want to scare anyone away, but I felt like it was time to do one. Now as a disclaimer I should say that I worked in library for 5 years and I loved every minute of it, in fact librarian is one of the many possible futures I could see for myself. Now that that is out there, I have to admit that I am a hypocrite, I do not take books out of the library (cue collective gasp).
I know, I know, I am a hypocrite, but I can count on one hand the number of times I have taken a book out from the Library.
Before anyone votes me off the book lovers island, let me explain. I aspire to have my own in house library one day, and so I love to own my books.
(Actual picture of me in my future home)
I also like that when I own a book I can read it any time I want and take my time with it. If I take out a library book there is a set time limit imposed on my reading. Another sticking point for me is that what if I read a library book and love it, so then I buy the sequel. Now I have the sequel but not the first, and I am forced to purchase a book I already read.
I totally understand that not everyone can afford to buy all the books they want (I know I can’t) but I just can’t bring myself to take out library books. I also rarely borrow books from friends for the same reasons, because I would rather spend my money on a new book than on one I already read.
Now it’s your turn
Do you think taking books out of the library is the way to go? If so how do you decide which books you buy and which you borrow, or is it random? I am so curious, I would love to hear some reasoning behind book borrowing.