While I’m a library girl through and through, I do like to have my own copy of books that I LOVE. A few examples of such books would be The Book Thief by Markus Zusak, Atonement by Ian McEwan, The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, The Well of Lost Plots by Jasper Fforde, Tiny Beautiful Things by Cheryl Strayed, and Becoming by Laura Jane Williams. (The last three I listed are signed copies, and you can bet that I am never, ever letting them go.) Even though I hardly reread anything anymore, I like the fact that I have these books on hand to reread at any time I want.
I have a tricky relationship with buying books nowadays, as my book buying habits are largely dictated by the very limited space I have in my apartment for books (so, none), and what my bank account balance dictates that I can spend on “fun stuff” (so, not very much). My local library has a great selection of books, plus it has a pretty stellar ebook catalog. Ninety-nine percent of my reading is done on my Kindle; if I can get a book in ebook form I am definitely going to read it. And while it can take what feels like for-ev-er to get off a library waitlist, it’s not so bad when I can read other library books while waiting to get un-waitlisted for a book.