My reading passion has been largely due to the book rental stores I had visited in my childhood. I would go every weekend and borrow over half a dozen books. It really pinched my father’s pocket because the rental fees were between RM20 and RM30 a week, but my father is nothing if not generous. He’s the one that fed my reading passion basically.
Anyway, now the book rental business has gone online! At this site, not only can you rent books, but also audio books and CDs. You might think what’s the point of spending money on things I don’t even own, but believe me, it’s better to pay for reading it once than to pay more for owning it. You actually save more doing so because you get to avoid paying more for the lousy books. If you really like a book you rented so much, it’s possible to not return it because the system works by paying a full deposit and rental when you borrow it, then they return the deposit to you once you return the books. The site has improved on the system by offering unlimited rental plans!
Malaysian bookworms could try Reader’s Shack, a local online book rental site.