I was reading through one of the many listy articles that MSN put up (procrastinating much?) and there was a topic that was titled 'Ten Things you Shouldn't Buy New.'
Number 4 was Books.
Now I am in no way taking this article seriously, but it did bring about a topic for me to blog about so who am I to complain?
The writer wrote about how you don't really need to spend all that money to buy a new book, especially if you are only going to read it once.
Now I don't know about you but I love buying brand spanking new books, even if I do read them only once.
I love going to a bookshop and walking among the shelves with all the classic, new, bargain, and special offer books surrounding me.
I could spend ages in one shop reading through the blurbs in the back and through the first pages of different books to see if it is the one for me.
I look through five copies of the same book to one the absolute perfect one ... un-used, no rips, creases or dog ears.
And apart from the sunlight changing the colours of the pages, my books are kept in that condition. Even if I read it more than once.
I am fully aware that there are reasons for buying used books, but I love new books.
How about you? Old or New?