I'm often asked WHY I don't use the library more. The typical comment is "it would save you a fortune". I can't deny this is true especially given a paperback can cost £7. But I am a strange chap.
About 5 years ago I was in the process of being made redundant. The place I was working was close to a branch of discount bookseller Sussex Stationers and they had Robin Hobb's Liveship Traders Trilogy for a heavily discounted price so I bought it. The books sat in the "junk" room for years. I stopped reading lots of fantasy and when I did other books came to the fore.
Recently I started reading fantasy again and I've dragged them into the main bedroom. I'm now on Book Two and enjoyable the series is. The flipping things are 900 pages each! and I reckon they could be edited a "touch".
My problem with libraries is I'm an impulse reader and libraries aren't that convenient. I don't like spoiling my Saturdays by going to my local town centre and anyway they probably don't have the book I want. Oh I can order them, I know that, but the problem is when they come I'll be on another impulse.
For info currently on my bedside table
Robin Hobb - The Mad Ship, Book 2 of the Liveship Traders
Marion Zimmer Bradley - The Saga of the Renunicates (3 books in 1)
Jude Fisher - The Rose of the World, Book 3 of the Fool's Gold Trilogy
Robin Hobb - The Ship of Destiny, Book 2 of the Liveship Traders
I've read book one of the MZB Trilogy so I reckon there is about 3100 pages to go. I hate to think how many thousand pages are sitting still to be read in the junk room. Some will never get read *sigh*