I always buy my books, it’s the one indulgence I have (besides food and travel) since I can’t really bring myself to splurge on technology, clothes, and other little trinkets.
And when I say I buy my books, I mean physical copies as opposed to e-books.
What can I say, I’m old fashioned like that.
I love owning them and I love collecting them. I never borrow because it isn’t the same and if I do borrow, I need to own a copy if I love the story.
I feel less guilt if I end up damaging my copy (but I rarely do since I’m fanatical about their conditions), I don’t have to worry about other people touching it, and I can re-read it anytime I want.
I love reminiscing on the memories of reading which I can only get by touching and feeling. I remember every crease, every stain, every mark. I remember…
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