Friday, May 13, 2011

Frugality Tip #6: Use the Library

You Know You Have a Good Book When …

I love the library. So I sometimes have to wait months to get my hands on the latest bestseller. It’s free!
I used to overuse my PayPal account to buy used books on ebay (imagine if Amazon and Half.com took PayPal!!!). Then I realized I was getting books, reading them and then never looking at them again. So I’d sell them for a fraction of what I paid or just give them away. I know, some people save every book they’ve ever read, and I used to do that. Then I took a look around my 1,327 square foot home and saw the space our homeschooling stuff took up and realized I just can’t save books unless I’m using them for something.

You know you have a good book when …

… you want to stay up late reading it.

… you lock yourself in the bathroom pretending to be having bowel issues.

… you read instead of watching The Real Housewives (or your favorite show).

… you get excited to get back home to dive into it.

… you find your mind wandering in social situations because you’d much rather be with your book friends.

I'm so excited about adding Amazon to my blog ... you can now purchase books directly from this site. Sometimes you check out a book from the library and just HAVE to own it. Or sometimes you hear the title and HAVE to own it (like how I just had to have The Sane Woman's Guide to Raising a Large Family, and my friend bought it immediately, as well!).

3 comments:

  1. I get free Amazon cards all the time! It's so awesome and that's how I get my books. I don't know if you've heard of Swagbucks but if you use them as your search engine, you earn points. When I get enough points, I order an Amazon gift card. I've earned at least $100 so far Amazon cards. :) If you don't use it yet, my link is http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/Amazingsix

    If you already have it, we can still look each other up on it.

    Anyway, our house is almost the same exact size. Mine is 1,400 sq feet.

    I love good books too but I'm overloaded with book reviews right now. :P So I'm not ready many that I actually want to.

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  2. I LOVE www.paperbackswap.com. I need to send you an invite. Then when you're done with the book you just repost them and earn another credit to shop for more!

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