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Do You Buy Books?

  1. jainismus profile image72
    jainismusposted 4 years ago

    Do You Buy Books?

    Do you buy books? If yes, how many books do you have?


  2. darrensurrey profile image75
    darrensurreyposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I love books. I mainly buy from charity shops (secondhand). I'd rather not think about how many I have. :-D

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image99
    FatFreddysCatposted 4 years ago

    Yup, all the time. I buy them second hand at yard sales, thrift shops, etc. The problem is they pile up much faster than I can read them. I live in fear of the stack of paperbacks on my night stand falling over in the middle of the night and crushing me in my sleep. big_smile

    It would be hard to keep track of how many books I have, because as soon as I'm done with one book, it goes in a box to be donated or traded away to someone else...so they're constantly coming and going.

  4. M. T. Dremer profile image97
    M. T. Dremerposted 4 years ago

    I do buy books, but I'm trying to transition towards ebooks. I have about five bookshelves in my apartment, each one bursting at the seams. Most I get from used bookstores and as christmas gifts, but I need to cut down in the interest of space. I've always dreamed of having a 'library' in my future house, but until I get that house, I can't justify this enormous collection.

  5. jaydawg808 profile image89
    jaydawg808posted 4 years ago

    I don't really buy books. I utilize my local library and support them. It's great to borrow books.  Much of what are in books are obsolete.  They're kind of like computers.

  6. Muttface profile image86
    Muttfaceposted 4 years ago

    Don't know how many, but I get anxious if I don't have at least 6 unread books in reserve somewhere.

  7. LastRoseofSummer2 profile image85
    LastRoseofSummer2posted 4 years ago

    I can't seem to stop buying books - and I mean BOOKS, not e-books! Right now, I probably have a little under 300 in my own personal library.

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    dragonflycolorposted 4 years ago

    I love books and try to buy one or two every year.  I have about 200 books on an array of different topics and genres.  If I could, I'd own my own public library.

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    Meraki-Sanposted 4 years ago

    Yes, absolutely! I usually buy them online or at bookstores and secondhand stores.
    In regards to how many I have...I have no idea. All I know is that I will need a new bookshelf soon.

  10. ColleenMcLain profile image61
    ColleenMcLainposted 4 years ago

    I love books!  E-books, hard cover, paperback, new, used, old.  Romance, Westerns, action adventure, Sluths ....  bring them all on.

    I do love ebooks!  I can cram 30 or 40 titles in those little electric pages and carry them with me every where I go! 

    I also convert my own work, and down load it too because I can edit on the fly, or share with a friend.  My last book was up and published before I down loaded it; It's amazing the difference between hard copy and screen copy for finding errors.

  11. esatchel profile image90
    esatchelposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I buy books, probably too often!

    I love books and used to purchase them all the time. Purchased them new and never gave it a thought!

    Now, I tend to borrow most books first. My local library loans ebooks as well as real books, so I borrow many current books in one form or the other.

    If a book is very importaant to me - is useful or really touched me in some way, I then purchase it.

    I tend to buy books on sale, at thrift stores, and especially with classics, I tend to buy hardcovers because I intend to keep them!

  12. Eric Calderwood profile image84
    Eric Calderwoodposted 4 years ago

    Yes, I still buy books. I now have a tablet with an ebook reader, but I still love to own and read actual print books. I couldn't count how many books I own because not only are my shelves overflowing, but I have boxes upon boxes of carefully chosen books that are in storage.

  13. married2medicine profile image72
    married2medicineposted 4 years ago

    Yes jainismus and the more I buy books and find them interesting, the more I want to buy more. I just finished reading one yesterday, titled "The Soul Talkers" by Funom Makama. Trust me when I tell you this, it is a book full of suspense that will keep you seated and rooted in one place from front cover to back cover. The story is perfectly crafted into a blend of campus life, emotional saga, sports, peer antagonism and poetry and its contemporary nature just leaves me in awe up to this moment. When you read that, you will never regret buying any book in your life.
    What a great page with thought provoking comments

  14. icv profile image68
    icvposted 3 years ago

    I bought many books. I read many books from different libraries. Even though I bought many books. I do know how much I actually bought.

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    spahi992posted 3 years ago

    I used to buy them, now rarely, and I have about 100 books in my room. Now I usually borrow them from the library.