Thursday, February 24, 2011

Booking Through Thursday

MizB at Should Be Reading hosts Booking Through Thursday. Here's this week's question:

All other things being equal–do you prefer used books? Or new books? (The physical speciman, that is, not the title.) Does your preference differentiate between a standard kind of used book, and a pristine, leather-bound copy?

I prefer new books but I belong to several book swaps so most of my books are used but in like-new condition. I won't accept books that smell like smoke or don't "look" good. I like the look of a book as it sits on my nightstand or bookshelf. Sounds petty because it's the words that matter, but I enjoy a nice facade.


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  2. As long as they don't smell like smoke, I like the idea of books going from one admirer to another!

  3. I would hate a stinky book! I get most of mine from the library because I don't like to keep them around. If I buy one I usually resell it on Ebay if no one wants to borrow it. My friend buys hardbacks and saves the ones she loves (about 100). Others she trades at a used book store. Me, I want to read em and ship em out. I won't read same book twice.