January 25, 2012

Where Do You Get Your Books?

Over the past six months I've been culling my collection of books. I have two bookcases in my living room, one in the den, one in each of the girls' rooms, books stacked on tables in my bedroom, and I have countless piles taking up residence on miscellaneous desks and surfaces throughout my home. I have a lot of books.

Where did they all come from? Well, I buy a lot of my bookssome from my local bookstore, and some (Hey, I need to save money in order to support my habit.) from online book sources. At least I feel like I'm doing my part to save real books. I don't mind going to the library on occasion, but I often want to keep my book longer than the allotted 2 weeks. I think you know by now that my affection for books far outweighs any rational thinking.

So, where do you get your books? Locally, online, at the library, or do you swap books? (Try paperbackswap.com or bookmooch.com.) Do you use an e-reader? Will the iPad and Kindle take over the world?

Curious minds want to know.

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6 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm a book girl. I get them from wherever I can!

Jem

Anonymous said...

Sorry. Love my kindle. Don't hate me.

D

Stephanie said...

I buy when I can and swap with family and friends when I can't. I like the idea of e-readers but I like books.

Kimberly Merritt said...

Wherever you get them from, keep reading and pass along good titles for the rest of us to read!

Stephanie A. Hilliard said...

I'm late coming to this conversation, but I just had to comment. Amazon might as well roll out the red carpet for me because of all the books I get on my doorstep from them. I also love my local Half Price Bookstore. My husband and I haunt Walgreens and Walmart, too! There's hardly a room in my house that isn't halfway buried under books!

Kimberly Merritt said...

Hello, Stephanie. Thanks for joining in. I'm with you. I keep my local bookstore in business (they have a great used book section) and I keep my UPS man in shape!