I'm an avid book reader. My favourite genres are fantasy, children's fiction and historical novels...and the classics of course!
My new bookshelf - which takes a whole wall in the biggest room in my flat - is already full and I have boxes and boxes of books in the garage.
I'm thinking about getting an e-reader and buy only the must-have books from now on. Unfortunately, there are no e-readers available in Italy because all the e-books are in English. It's hard to choose and buy electronics on the net for me so maybe I'll buy one as soon as I travel abroad.
Reading is a special pleasure...it makes you enter a new world. I'd read every single moment, were it possible
Luckily enough I teach languages and literature so books are my "job" as well.
About used books I agree with you, guys...in second hands stores you can find some little treasures. For example, once I bought from a second-hand UK store on Amazon a book by Edna O'Brien, one of my favourite authoress. I was so happy to find that the first page was signed by O'Brien herself...I couldn't believe it, just 2 euros for a signed book!!!! Plus, in the second-hand market you can find books that are nt published any more or very rare and old editions. It's pure book-addict heaven!
@Openhome I agree with you...moving with hundreds of books is definitely a hell-like experience. I relocated twice in a couple of years and I was going mad.