To have a good book is better than having collection of books without reading any of them. It has often been recorded that people go to the book shops and buy number of good books on the same topic or variety of topics and end up reading none of them even if those are the best books available in the market.
When you purchase number of books you get a feeling of satisfaction that you have the ready material that you may read whenever you get time to or whenever you want to. When this feeling comes, the time of readingdoesn’t come. As soon as the books get older you lose charm in reading those books as a result of which those books seldom move out of your personal library.
Another reason is some people want to have it all but end up having nothing. When you are in a party there are lots of options that you always wanted to try but you can’t because you can’t have everything at one go. Onthe other hand, if you have one book you will read every word of it thoroughly. Such books would be read with full devotion as there is no worry that there are other books remaining.
It depends on what kind of books you read. For example if you read novels it is not worth reading after you have read it once. If you buy lots of them you may read all but what the use of them all is. You may gift one to someone you love or someone you like but you may not gift a collection to someone.
There is not much space in many homes these days. People keep purchasing books and this way they get lots of books which finally go to some confined space from where they never come out. Collection of books is suitable for those who have ample space at their homes otherwise the books are not treated well.