Oh, this is a terrific one, since it addresses that tiny, guilty voice that a lot of us have. I get a lot of books, and to keep myself from being buried in them, I pass them on to others. I do all the things listed below, and it’s a huge relief to see an author talk about it.
“[D]on’t ever apologize to an author for buying something in paperback, or taking it out from a library (that’s what they’re there for. Use your library). Don’t apologize to this author for buying books second hand, or getting them from bookcrossing or borrowing a friend’s copy. What’s important to me is that people read the books and enjoy them, and that, at some point in there, the book was bought by someone. And that people who like things, tell other people. The most important thing is that people read… ”
– Neil Gaiman, author of so very many fabulous things