Buy or Borrow Books? | Genre I Avoid Reading

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Buy or Borrow Books? | Genre I Avoid Reading

This week on Gone with the Words:
Review: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith + Giveaway!
Review: Exclusively Yours by Shannon Stacey
Review: Undeniably Yours by Shannon Stacey
Review: The Darkest Hour by Maya Banks


TGIF is a weekly feature created and hosted by GReads! that re-caps the week’s posts and has different question each week.

This week’s question: Buy or Borrow: Where do your books that you read come from? The bookstore? The library? Do you prefer to own a book, or have it on loan?

I buy my books from two places: Amazon and Barnes & Noble. Sometimes I take trips to my local Half-Priced Books to sell some and try and acquire some good finds at half the price.

I borrow my books from my local libraries. Especially Kindle books. I LOVE that I can now borrow Kindle books!!

I will be doing a lot of borrowing this year and a lot less buying. The main reason for this is space constraints. That’s right, folks! I’m running out of room for my books!! :-|


Follow Friday

Follow My Book Blog Friday is a weekly meme hosted by Parajunkee’s View and Alison Can Read where we all get together and say HI!

This week’s question: Which book genre do you avoid at all costs and why?

Usually Non-fiction, because it feels too much like reading for school. Also, heavy Religious fiction because I just don’t like it.


Jess @ Gone with the Words

26 Responses to “Buy or Borrow Books? | Genre I Avoid Reading”

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    Ginger @ GReads!

    I really need to use my library more this year, too. After what we came home with last weekend there is NO sense in me buying another book for awhile! lol! I need to figure out how to check out ebooks from my library, too.

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    Priscilla The Great

    Yeah, I don’t like the religious books either. Once I was reading a book that I didn’t know was Christian Fiction until I was like halfway through. I was so mad.

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    I’m trying to halt my purchasing. ALA is helping me cope. I am trying to update my GR’s account to show what I own, so let me know if you want me to ship you anything.

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    I need to see if we have one of those “Half-Priced Books” around here. I’ve seen several people mention that…

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    Nonfiction books make me think of textbooks too. And that just instantly turns me off.

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    Kristan @ Lost Amongst the ShelvesMy FF

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    SaraO @ TheLibrarianReads

    Space is always an issue when it comes to books! And the fact that Overdrive teamed up with Amazon is amazing, I was sooo happy when that happened. I like, ran into all of my classrooms spreading the joy ;)

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    I agree on the non-fiction. Except for cooking books ;)
    It’s amazing that you can borrow kindle books. I wish they would do this in the UK.

    Happy Friday! My TGIF
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