Let’s Talk Bookish is a weekly series created by Rukky at Eternity Books and hosted by Aria at Book Nook Bits. The full list of May topics can be found here.
This week’s topic is about Borrowing vs. Buying Books.
Do you buy a lot of books? Do you borrow books from a library, or from friends?
I am very selective with the books I choose to buy. I am more likely to borrow a book from the library than I am to buy it. There are only a select few authors whose books I will always buy no matter what, some of which include Laura Griffin, Alice Hoffman, and Robert Galbraith, to name a few.
What do you look out for in books you buy? Are there any book genres you typically buy more of?
I will typically buy a book if the author is someone I have read before and know I will like, or if the book is part of a series I am currently reading. The genres will vary depending on the author. I am just as likely to buy a book used as I am to buy a book new, it really just depends on the book.
Do the types of books that you buy differ from the types of books you typically borrow?
I am more likely to borrow new books from the library than I am to buy them. If the book is new and I am not quite sure if I will like it, I probably will not want to spend the money on it. The ones I buy are usually part of a series I am reading and rarely considered to be “new” books.
Do you prefer to borrow or to buy books?
This is tough. I think ultimately I prefer borrowing books, based on the fact that I have borrowed so many more books from the library in the past few years than I have purchased.