Pin It Do you buy books? I love reading. But I also enjoy the actual physical book. I like to flip the pages, like the feeling of paper in my hands. I often underline parts I enjoy and some of my books have up to ten bookmarks at a time (not counting cookbooks. These can have up to 20!).
But books are expensive. I often cannot justify spending money on them. That's why we get 85% of all the books we read from the library. But often I want to keep something I've read. So another place for a good and cheap read is at yard sales and thrift stores. Here's what I got today in DI (local thrift store):
Total spent $7. The books are in excellent condition and something I would definitely enjoy. So I bought:
1."The Complete Step-by-Step Diabetic Cookbook" by Anne C. Chappell. My best friend was recently diagnosed with Type 2 Diabetes so I got it for her. The book is full of simple and delicious recipes and has full count for exchanges, carbs, proteins etc. Out of curiosity I found the retail price of this book on Amazon- $50.97!!! Seriously!! It's a pretty cool book but I doubt it's worth that much. But I think it will be really great for my friend.
2. "Fix it and Forget it Lightly" by Phyllis Pellman Good. She's a queen of slow-cooking. I have the original book by her (also from a thrift store :) and I love it. So I was really excited to pick up this one today. Retail value: $19.69 ($15.94 used)
3. "Women and Money" by Suzy Orman. I love Suzy! Over the years I've learned so much from her. It will be fun to see her perspective on money and women. Retail value of this book is not very high (only $3.90 according to Amazon) but I know I'll enjoy it.
4. "Cut Your Bills in Half" . Again the retail value of this book is not much higher than the previous one but out of almost 390 pages I'm sure I can find something I didn't know about saving a buck.
I think I did pretty good today to add to our library. How do you like to read your books? Anything good you can recommend?