Monday, April 16, 2012

Is a book bought a book read?

There are some books of which scores of copies are bought for one which is read, and others which have dozens of readers for every copy sold. --John Ayscough I am both of these readers. I buy books on sale, at garage sales, from used book stores. and even brand new. But I don't always read them. My TBR (to be read) pile is tall enough to cause a hazard should it avalanche. But I also loan books. When I have a favorite book, I urge others to borrow it and share my enjoyment. I'm not one to go deep in a discussion of a book. I like to hear what others have to say, but for the most part, I don't like over-thinking, second-guessing the author, and disecting plot or character. I just want to enjoy the book.


  1. I read far more books than I buy. Blame it on a nonexistant budget.

    1. I fear these days I buy more books than I read. My stack of to-read is much higher than the stack of read. That mostly has to do with how much time I have for pleasure reading these days, but also with my obsession with buying books and building my library.

  2. For the longest time I wanted to own all my favorite books. Now I try to stick to libraries, and own my "most favorite" books and writing/art references as well as using e-books.