Buying vs. Borrowing

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Apr 24, 2009, 11:10:50 PM4/24/09
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Hi Book Club!

I plan on borrowing book club books from my local library. I was
lucky to get May's book in 3 days. How many of you are planning to
borrow books from the library. Would their be an advantage to
selecting books 2 months ahead of time to account for waiting lists?

Just thinking out loud...

Apr 24, 2009, 11:37:38 PM4/24/09
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Hi Heather, I would borrow books from my Library but because I live
in a small town and our Library is very small it has taken me as long
as 4 weeks to get a book that I have reserved. I will be buying my
books. I purchased The Host at Sam's club tonight. I paid 14.46 for it
not a bad price. :) But if I could get my books from the library I
certainly would. I will pass my books onto my daughter and she will
then let my sister read the books I send her so it is well worth my



Apr 24, 2009, 11:44:46 PM4/24/09
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Good idea Heather. How about one month ahead rather than 2. Maybe we
can start the book suggestion and voting for June's book once everyone
has joined in.

I wasn't thinking of how and when people can get their books because I
live near a book store! LOL!

Maybe I'll change the date up a bit. For June's book we can start the
book suggestions maybe tomorrow and give everyone until the end of
month since i sort of started up the blog late in the month and on the
23rd of May, start the book suggestions and voting for July's book.

I don't want to do the book selection too early in advance . . I don't
want everyone to get confused. So one month advance will be easier to
manage without confusing any one.

What do you all think of that? Is one month advance selection a good
time or do you want it like Heather suggested, 2 months?


Margie (

Apr 25, 2009, 10:16:15 AM4/25/09
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Hi Everyone!
I love the idea of using my library, but, it is so busy and
overcrowded that I dread going!
I am so lucky that a warehouse opened up by me a year ago! It's mostly
paperbacks, 30-60% off!!!
They do have populare hardcovers too - 20-40% off!
I've been a very happy girl - especially since I prefer to have my own
books ;)

One month is good for me - but I'll go with whatever the majority

Apr 25, 2009, 9:36:27 AM4/25/09
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I think that one month is fine and a great idea. I will probably buy
my books, but would prefer to get them from the Library if I
can...sometimes it can take a long time depending on how many copies
and how popular they are.

Tracy :0)
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Apr 25, 2009, 9:56:53 PM4/25/09
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I'm good with what ever any one wants to do.

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