Thursday, February 24, 2011

Booking Through Thursday: Something Old, Something New

Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme that asks a question about books and reading.  This week's question is:
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'd say I usually prefer new books.  I feel a little bad about saying that though because I hate thinking about all of the trees that get cut down to make the books I own, which reading The Story of Stuff didn't make better.  There's just something about new books that I like though.  Unless it's a book that's special to me in some way such as my Harry Potter books that I love even though they've gotten a little torn up over the years.  Over all though, I prefer new books.


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