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This week’s question is
“How/Where do you get your books? Do you buy them or go to the library? Is there a certain website you use like Paperbackswap?”
Generally speaking, I buy my books. I usually get them from the regular bookstore, but sometimes I buy from online retailers if my local stores have decided not to stock the titles I want. I also buy from used bookstores now and again. These are typically impulse buys, though. I rarely go there looking for something specific.
I don’t get things from the library very often, though sometimes I do–my local library frequently has books I want in stock, which is a shocker for me. I got out of the library habit because my old library never carried the books I wanted to read. But there’s another reason I don’t borrow books, and that’s because it usually takes me a long time to get to them, and borrowed books are on a time limit. A lot of times I won’t get to my library books within the assigned couple of weeks, even if I recheck them, so what’s the point of having them on my table for weeks and weeks when someone else could be checking them out? If I buy them, then they can stay there as long as they like, and I don’t have to give them back. Ha!
One thing about my local library, though, is that they carry a lot of manga. And let me tell you, that’s awesome. Some of the series I’ve wanted to read are already up to volume twenty or more, and there is simply no way for me to buy them without putting myself into serious financial debt (because, if I could, I really would buy them). Also, it gives me a way to sample some shorter series before deciding to buy, so there’s that as well.
As for websites like Paperbackswap, I sometimes use Book Mooch, but I haven’t recently.