Did you know that it’s Book Week in blogland? I missed that memo, too. It’s not officially Book Week, but I can’t tell you how many book related posts I’ve read this week. I thought I’d play along.
We love books around here. Old, new, it doesn’t matter. My children inherited most of the books from my childhood, and we add to the collection almost every week.
I purchase the bulk of our books in thrift stores for $0.25 - $3.00.
I never mind spending money on books. I look at it as a sound investment in our mental health. Seriously. I encourage my children to ‘build good, strong brain muscles.’
For books I can’t find used, I usually purchase them online at amazon.com and utilize the super saver (free) shipping. I can usually buy books online for half of what they charge in the bookstores.
I found these new sewing books for under $5 each at www.createforless.com and had them shipped free of charge. They list for around $20 each elsewhere!
This organic gardening book is one of my favorite thrifty finds. It is full of good information that I’m sure I’ll reference for many years to come.
I like the layout here: lots of tables and plants are arranged alphabetically for easy referencing.
I also do quite a bit of ‘pleasure’ reading.
This one is next in line.
Daniel’s favorites are the Magic Tree House series (there’s a link in my sidebar if you’re interested) and the Hardy Boys. If you have an 8-year-old boy (or there abouts) I highly recommend them.
And for those of you who are interested in my research progress on the antique singer sewing machine, I'll have a post next week detailing my discoveries. I’m having a great time with this project!