View Poll Results: What kind of book do you prefer?

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  • Brand new, and kept on my shelf

    2 28.57%
  • Second hand ready to pass on again

    5 71.43%
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    How Do You Like Your reading Books

    So I was having this discussion with my boyfriend today - he is rereading some books he has read before. All the books he reads are new and kept in perfect shape. For me I like buying books second hand and passing them on. unless I love it to no end but I don't lose my life if it is damaged slightly.

    So my silly question is do you prefer to keep books on a shelf, perfect and new like or do you like the when the point is worn away from the edge of the page knowing that someone else has read the same book?
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    I love the smell of auld books!

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    I volunteer in a charity bookshop and love finding old books dating back to the 1900's

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    I typically read books until they're falling apart.

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    Quote claire74 View Post
    I volunteer in a charity bookshop and love finding old books dating back to the 1900's
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    I typically read books until they're falling apart.
    well vote then!

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    I love the smell of new books and I hate it when they get tears or worn corners or creases down the spine. I don't like second hand books or library books...they just make me feel itchy and unclean after I've touched them.

    tbh though I'm moving away from paperbacks. I much prefer eBooks. Easier for me to read, less cumbersome and no issues with damage, dirt or strange smells.

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    I struggle with new books...they just seem souless, unloved...Okay, that sounds cheesy.

    I buy a lot of books 2nd hand if I can because they just seem nicer. I don't have a problem with new though, I just couldn't keep it in perfect condtions, even if I wanted to.

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    Quote tal View Post
    I don't like second hand books or library books...they just make me feel itchy and unclean after I've touched them.
    I thought I would be like this with library books but I don't seem to be minding it much. I wouldn't read a book twice. Or maybe I just haven't found the right book yet.

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    I love buying old books and keeping them.

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    I like new books but I love old books but whatever its condition, as long the content is good, it’s fine with me. Sometimes, I read E-books too. By the way, I’m now reading Goodology and this is one of the best books I’ve read so far.


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    I never really had a preference, but I do absolutely enjoy reading brand new books. I'm totally cool with old books with minimal tears though (no tears at all would be fantastic, of course lol). I like opening up that brand new book... the feeling and sound. It's wonderful.

    There's also something about old, worn books too though... especially when it's a classic novel I'm reading. The little wear and tear is kind of a nice addition to the experience

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    New books are ok, but well thumbed ones with notes in the margins and stuff are much more lovable.

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    I honestly don't have a preference. I usually buy them new on Amazon cause it gets delivered faster. When I'm done reading I don't mind giving them to someone else.. I don't have much room to store books here anyway.

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