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It’s not secret that I love to read. Sometimes, I can read 6 -8 books a month and other times I read only 3 or 4. It’s my escape from the world and I love that I get to learn so much and experience so much with each novel I pick.
It is costly. I spend anywhere from $40 to $120 per month on books (which gives Mr. Big a stroke). I buy used wherever possible, but I have an issue with books that are smelly or dirty (crusty food drops on pages are the products of my nightmares!) – so it’s hard for me to buy used or use a library. I always flip through the book first to ensure it is clean before buying or loaning.
It’s also space consuming – I have three book shelves and the top of our linen chest covered in books and I am already out of space. I love having my house filled with books, but at the same time – I’m out of room!!
So I’m reaching out to my fellow readers: how do you save money on books and do you keep your books or recycle them? (Note: By recycle, I mean donate or give away).