Sunday, June 3, 2012

SHOULD YOU RENT OR BUY BOOKS?

As a nursing college student, I suffer a whole lot from financial concerns. It does not matter if you're rich or not, because when it comes to books, it's not all about how many you have, but on how much you have learned from reading them.


I am now a senior nursing student of the Ateneo de Zamboanga University, and I have owned almost 10 huge books since then. In my case, or in other words, in my course, I need to actually buy books because after graduating, I still have to read them all again, and prepare for the nursing board exam! But guess what? 30% of the books I have read are rented from our nursing library! And actually, I have a whole lot more choices there and can easily switch to other books, without even spending a single dime.

A text book rental company can offer you a whole lot of books to read- academically concerned or those just for the fulfillment or reading! It can save you a whole lot of money, and at the same time give you a variety of choices you did not even know existed! Okay maybe that was too much, but it is most certainly true. :)

Check out this link to check out the price difference! Reason and Responsibility : Readings in Some Basic Problems of Philosophy by Feinberg ;)

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To cut the story short, I prefer renting books because it gives me more time and much more choices to choose from, and at the same time save money for other important issues.

Campus Book Rentals is a great site to rent books! And in addition to that, the money earned will go to "Operation Smile, which is an amazing organization that performs cleft lip surgeries to children whose families cannot afford to do so! PLUS you could highlight the textbooks and the shipping is free! Both ways! ;)