Years ago things were perhaps more simple in how we acquired our reading material.
Growing up most of what I read was from a library. We had the big public library, I can remember perusing the shelves for fun things and using the card catalog for research materials. In school we had a public library book mobile come by. I loved it.
As a teen and older my taste in books changed and I remember going to stores and buying books. Sadly in college most of them were text books.
Fast forward some 20+ years and how I myself and others find our books and such is much different.
I’m lucky that I’m financially able (spoiled) to buy many of the books I read. If I decide I want a book, I buy it. I prefer hardback books,and don’t like smaller paperbacks, the print is too small. I’ve also been lucky to have books given to my by some publishers to read and review….now that’s fun. I do still use the library………..oh yes I do! I’m not an e-reader yet. I’m familiar with the Kindle, the Nook, the Sony e-reader, apps for my iPhone and more! I do honestly love the feel of a book in my hands……….but I do love gadgets and techy toys too……….so who knows in the future.
I once also felt I needed to hoard and keep everything I read, as you can imagine I would have amassed my own sizable library by now. At one point I started donating books to the libraries. I sold a few at garage sales……but not for much, so giving them away made more sense. Now what I love to do is find the perfect friend match and give a book to that friend. I tell them I don’t want it back…..and ask them to pass it on too when they finish.
I still have too many books………..but not as many as a few years ago.
So how do you get your books? What do you do with them if you buy them? If you go digital(e-readers) do you ever go back? Inquiring minds want to know!