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Library or Book Store?
Book Store or Library?
Buy Books at Store
Rent Books at Library
Total votes : 201
Tue Aug 22, 2006 1:35 pm
Apparently it's National get a library card week in the United States. So, do you usually buy your books from a book store or do you rent them from a library?
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 2:43 pm
I picked "Other" because I borrow books from the library en masse, but I'll buy a book from Hasting's every so often. Of course, I'm more likely to sit down at Hasting's for three hours and just read till I finish it than I am to blow twenty bucks.
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:11 pm
...too low on funds for the bookstore more than every now and then. !_! So library, of course.
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:25 pm
Library-I don't have the money to buy books all the time. And I read a lot.
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:42 pm
Yeah, if I didn't go to the library once a week, I would run out of things to read very quickly.
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 4:55 pm
Bookstore. But only second-hand ones where all the books have that old-book, dusty smell. Mmm...
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 8:58 pm
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*ahem* Anyway, I'm generally broke, and I don't like spending money anyway, so it's the library for me. I usually go about once every 2 weeks and get about 20 books.
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Tue Aug 22, 2006 9:29 pm
I haven't been to the library in a looooong time.
Bookstore. There's a Borders like ninety seconds from my house. :O
Tue Aug 22, 2006 10:49 pm
I said other because I used to get them from the library but I can't anymore and the book store is hours away. I just joined a site where you can get almost any book for free so I use that alot, and sometimes I order from Amazon.
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 12:15 am
I go to the public library, unless it's a book I'm sure I'm going to read again, or one I need for classes.
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:29 am
I voted bookstore. What I can I say I love new books!! They make me feel all warm and fuzzie inside ^.^
Wed Aug 23, 2006 4:32 am
I haven't read a book in the longest time, it seems. O_o
I prefer libraries, since I have pretty much no space in my room for books. I used all the spaces I have up. But no one will take me to the library anymore, so...
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 5:49 am
I like the Library, but you can't beat the feeling/smell/etc of a good bookstore.
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 6:34 am
I tend to but. I like rereading so much that it's not really worth borrowing them because it'll just drive me insane when I can't read it again and again and again.
Plus, I also like new books. And old books, if they're well kept old books, but I really have a thing for new books.
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Wed Aug 23, 2006 7:30 pm
I cant rent books from the libraries. I lose books more often then I find them ^.^. Besides, why should I have to rent when my nice, kind, -spoilshisdaughterrotten- father pays for all my new books?
bookstores ftw.. I have two barnes and nobles book stores within 1/2 hour of my house ^.^ now, sometimes I Do have to earn the books, but as long as my grades stay above a B, its all good... ^^ bookstores ftw!
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