Wednesday, November 12, 2008

'Booking Through Thursday'

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?



It's my first BTT & I'm happy to share my answer...

I used to go to the library to borrow books.. Till now, I borrow books that ONLY in good condition. I couldn't deny, I'm judging a book by its cover! :) And the cover, does matter for me.

So why do I buy them? Because of their covers of course. And, their contents too. If I possess them, I would have all the time in the world to read them without worrying whether I could finished reading them or ending up few pages left unread. Happy reading!!!

18 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Some covers do call us out to pick them up!

Must buy!

Betty said...

Yup, I'm guilty of judging books by their covers too. =)

Smilingsal said...

Happy 1st BTT! I like a fresh, clean book, with crisp pages, but I'm a library user too. Here's my answer:
http://bookcritiques.blogspot.com/

Jennifer said...

It's nice not to have to rush through books. I'm a sucker for a pretty cover too. =)

The Holistic Knitter said...

I have tons of books on my shelves, but I'ma big library user too.
Some covers do call out, don't they!

Beth F said...

I'm guilty of being drawn by a good cover too!

Callista said...

See a few people have said if they own it they have all the time in the world to read it, no deadlines but the books I own are the ones I keep putting of reading and never get to because I will always have it. My library books I read quickly.
http://smsbookreviews.blogspot.com

RoseAnn Grace said...

I also own my books!
www.thesocialfrog.com

Bluestocking said...

Covers are nice but once when I was younger I bought a book on Biblical doctrine because of it's cover.


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Steven said...

We don't keep many anymore.

Here is our Booking Through Thursday post.

CeeCee@Book Splurge said...

Happy first BTT! I've been away for awhile myself. I love just love a new book.

Mary Beth said...

I've found some amazing books behind some gorgeous covers:)

Book Lover Lisa said...

I like book covers, too. And possesion is a great temptation.

Kat said...

Welcome to BTT!

Surprisingly, I don't really pay much attention to the covers, but still I prefer nice looking ones hehe.

My take on "Why Buy?"

Dayna said...

I love the covers too!

Brenda Colleen Leyland said...

Oh yes.... I often buy a book by its cover calling out to me... Usually covers bedecked with vibrant colours, floral designs, beautiful artwork, or calligraphy beckon me.

R. said...

I like a nice cover, but I rarely buy a book based on that alone. Out of curiosity, do you buy "special edition" books, you know the ones with "extra pretty" covers or just the original?

JonJon said...

Thanks for dropping by to all and Happy Reading!!!