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January 28, 2008

Book Rating Scale

Filed under: Books, Borrow It, Burn It, Buy It — Mark Dalrymple @ 5:23 pm

I love books. I really love books. I love throwing tons of data at my brain and seeing what sticks. Generally books fall in one of three categories:

  • Buy It : it’s great, something I either got a lot of useful information out of quickly, it was a lot of fun to read, or I think I can go back later and get more out of it
  • Borrow It : It’s pretty good. Not something I want to sacrifice shelf space for. If you can get it from a friend or a library, try that first.
  • Burn It : Awful. Best put to use supplying heat.


  1. Often the price of the book determines whether we’ll buy it or not.

    But the fact that we are even contemplating buying it, bespeaks that it piques something within us.

    So why not buy it, since the price of so many books is less than a meal for two at any restaurant.

    Comment by Christopher — January 28, 2008 @ 7:57 pm

  2. The problem is when you have 30 books that pique your interest 🙂 I always have more books on my wishlist than what is good for me.

    Comment by Mark Dalrymple — January 30, 2008 @ 4:36 am

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