I don’t usually discuss this, but it happens and continues because half (more?) of people don’t seem to realise the work that authors put into it.
Erm yes, obviously. Sorry to disappoint all the people on twitter saying that if they didn’t like a book they shouldn’t have to pay for it. Even if you didn’t like a book- or indeed didn’t finish it- you still should pay for it. It’s simply awful to return a half-read book to a bookshop. It’s like returning a half-eaten ham sandwich to Tescos because you got halfway through and realised you wanted cheese instead.
But the point of this post is not to shame
thieves people on social media who don’t want to pay for things they buy (okay maybe it is a little) but to offer another alternative to things you can do instead of stealing books:
- Use the library
- Go for a walk
- Talk to your friends online
- Basically anything- no one forced you to buy that book.
People really don’t seem to get the damage that…
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