Today’s Booking Through Thursday question is:
All things being equal (money, space, etc), would you rather own copies of the books you read? Or borrow them?
It’s a little hard to imagine all things being equal. I’ve never had enough space for all the books I want. I would need the library from the movie Beauty and the Beast for that. Or, perhaps, I could have the Mitchell Library Reading Room moved from New South Wales, Australia, to my back yard. Besides the space, I’ve never felt willing to spend money on hardback books when I could get them from the library or wait for the paperback.
My original answer probably would have been “own.” But things have not been equal for so much of my life, that I’m used to borrowing, or owning for only a short time to clear space for new books. The older I get, the less I reread books (so many books, so little time), so there doesn’t seem to be much point in owning anymore. I guess I would have to say my answer now is “borrow.”