I went to a talk recently about publishing trends and at one point the speaker said, “People either buy books, or get them from the library. They don’t do both.”
Umm…I do both. If I didn’t get books from the library I wouldn’t be able to buy enough books to support my habit. I’d have to go to bookaholics anonymous. I do buy books as well, though. Sometimes these are books that I’ve already read and know that I’ll want to reread in the future, but sometimes they’re ones with so much hype that I can’t resist. (The Uglies Series, The Hunger Games, Across the Universe etc.)
I feel like there’s also a third group of people, the ones who beg books off of their friends and families, only to sometimes return them. Oh, you know who you are.
So what about you? Do you Beg, Borrow, or Buy? Or maybe you get your books in a completely different way that doesn’t fall into the categories of my snazzy title.