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I got a comment on my post about going to the library asking about the kinds of books that I get.  I have been keeping a list of the books I am reading this year that can give you an idea. Of the books on that list, I got twelve of them from the local library — the young adult books, the science fiction, and several others.

I buy my books second (or third or fourth) hand at Goodwill or other places like that.  Our library has a room where they sell books, too.  But I still spend too much on books!  Last time we went to Goodwill, we spent over $ 30 on books!


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15 thoughts on “Books

  1. I read your list of books and thought you might enjoy reading some Agatha Christie mysteries. She is considered one of the best mystery writers of all time and I particularly like “And Then There Were None.”

  2. I would love to hear about your thoughts on some of those books you mention in your list, I can only say that I’ve read the Stephen King: On writing book in that list. Very good it is too, I am more into contemporary fiction or historical fiction as a personal choice though, but finding the time for reading seems to get more difficult as the family expands.

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  4. I love books too! Although I tend to buy my books new.

  5. I love to read! I am starting a novel, I’ll be posting it on my blog- kmbooks.wordpress.com
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  6. I always enjoy a M. Atwood poem or novel. Your book list is very interesting. I think book buying is an addictive activity. Our library has book sales I think I have enough now to read for at least a year and not set foot in a bookstore/library. And yet I go . . .

    • I know what you mean! I got more used books on Saturday, and I don’t know when I will get around to reading them! Oh well… It’s fun and relatively inexpensive, so why not?

  7. I’m so much the same! I can’t resist buying books. As much as I love the library, it’s just so nice to actually look at my own bookcase full of books. And I love to be able take home a book that’s either brand new or has been well loved and keep it forever 🙂

  8. Very nice blog! I’m going to sub/like because I love a good book conversation =)

  9. Second hand books are always the best.

    Personally, I think charity shops are the best places to get books: they’re the only places you find literary classics next to really good recent books! And of course, the money goes to charity, so no worrying there…

    • I agree! I tend to shop first at the places that sell the books cheapest! That usually means Goodwill or salvation Army or my local thrift shop. Buying there is a good deal for everyone!

  10. I also can’t resist buying books but it is my belief that money spent on books is never wasted!

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