Buying Books for PT School
We just received our book list for the spring semester, and despite knowing that each of them will be a beneficial resource, I can't help but resent spending so much money on books. I'd like to say that I have done each and every suggested reading, but if I'm being honest, that's not the case. So as it stands, for the past two semesters I have spent a lot of money on books that I haven't really used. Granted, some of them have only been recommended, but when it comes down to it they've been a waste of money.
I keep telling myself that I'll always have the books as references, they're an investment worth making, and I should buy them. Now that I'm staring at another $600 bill, I just don't know if I can believe it anymore. I wonder how often PTs actually reference textbooks? I'm sure some are classics, but I have a feeling a lot of others end up collecting dust.
Am I a bad student? I feel really guilty that there is so much more information in each book that I could be studying, but at the same time, I have no idea how I would ever retain all of that information.