Thursday, June 27, 2013
In the interest of minimalism, I do not really own books anymore. I have my Nancy Drew collection, because I collect them, but other than that and a few favorites that I re-read over and over, I have very few. You won't find many other librarians who only have one bookshelf that's not quite full, I bet.
Now I'm taking it a step further, and have started re-buying some of those favorite books, this time for my nook. I always really struggle with what ebooks to buy because if I'm going to actually pay money for a book, I want it to be one that I'll re-read over and over. I am a big re-reader, but for some reason I always draw a blank when it comes to ebook buying--probably because I'm just out of practice when it comes to buying books at all. After all, at the library, I can bring home armfuls of mediocre titles and not spend a dime, when buying books, well, I have to pay for them which just stings.
What stings even more, in this case, is that a lot of the books I'm converting to digital versions are book I actually bought in the first place. Most of the physical books that have been in my house over the years have been found on library sale racks, where the cost a dollar (or I just take them and bring them back). Last night I had to pay $9.99 for an e-copy of Sloppy Firsts by Megan McCafferty.