BTT: Own Or Borrow?
All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
This is a bit touchy, personally, right now. I have always been a big lender of books and, for that reason, I like to own my books so I can read them and distribute them to my friends to read. The problem I always run in to is that once I lend them out, they never get back to m. So then I have a predicament: Do I really like owning books after all or am I just buying books for other people? I feel like if I just buy them for myself and never lend them out, there’s no point in having them on my shelf. On the flip side, if I simply own them to give them away, i might as well just buy people presents rather than buying myself the books.
That said, if I knew I’d always get my books back, I would definitely prefer to own my books and lend them out Again, this is as long as I end up getting them back to lend and lend again.