Are more comfortable in a library or a bookstore? Is it all about books for your shelf or just reading the story? If I was rich I’d probably buy every single book I could but since I’m not the library and I are best friends. Do you prefer to just borrow your books or buy them for keeps? Let me know why in the comments below.
Zakiya N. Jamal was born in Queens, raised in Long Island, and currently resides in Brooklyn. In other words, she’s a New Yorker through and through. She holds a BA in English from Georgetown University and a MFA in Creative Writing with a concentration in Writing for Children and Young Adults from The New School. She has been published in Romper, BuzzFeed, People.com, Thought Catalog, and more. Her non-fiction essay about her "Cuban Impostor Syndrome" can be found in the Latinx anthology, Wild Tongues Can’t Be Tamed. You can find her on Twitter at @ZakiyaNJamal.
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3 thoughts on “POLL: Are You a Borrower or a Buyer?”
I used to be a buyer but I recently got into libraries in a big way after I joined one last year and even more so since getting a kobo as I can borrow books online! It’s amazing. But I like to buy a copy for myself after reading something amazing 🙂
Same! I have a Kindle and it’s so easy to borrow books from libraries online now. I love it.