Do you still remember the first time you bought books for yourself? What was that book and how did it feel?
Even before I became aware of book blogging, book hoarding, authors, or anything about books, even the word bibliophile, I was already in love with books.
The very first time I bought books with my own money was during my senior year in high school. I was in the stationery store buying school supplies when I spotted a wire caddy full of secondhand books. I instinctively came near to check out the books and was delighted that it's on a 50% discount sale.
I browsed and browsed for what seemed forever finding books that my budget could afford. I wanted to buy a lot but I only had a few bills to spare. I ended up buying 3 books that heralded my love affair with the printed words!
I gave my one and only copy to a Bookmoocher hoping that it will also inspire others to serve God through mission works.
The Earth is the Lord's by Taylor Caldwell. My first taste of the life story of a mighty warrior, Genghis Khan. I was so enthralled that couldn't put the book down. I carried the book anywhere I go except to school.
3. Firming Your Figure. I have no idea why I bought this book. Whatever motivated me to buy it, it must have been my desire to be healthy. I actually followed the exercise for a couple of days or weeks.
These are the very first books that I owned and bought with my own money. When I got a job, I make sure to buy at least 1 book every payday to add to my collections.