{Fireside Fridays} So I Don’t Actually Have a Real Post For You Today, But …

… I do have a link to one that you guys totally need to read instead of one of mine! See, I just spent $35 on two books (recently-published paperbacks are pricey), and as I was wrestling with feeling guilty about it, I re-discovered this post:

Why Book Lovers Need to be Book Buyers

I’d never thought about buying books in that way. Like Schuyler, I’ve grown up to be pretty frugal—who needs a new book when you can get it from the library or buy from a used bookstore? But this post brought up some really good points that have inspired me—and freed me—to actually buy new books.

So what do you think? Have you ever looked at buying books this way? What are your struggles or thoughts on buying books? I’d love to chat about this!

Also, I apologize for not getting a real post together for today. I’ve been under the weather and busy with work and preparations for summer activities (a post on that later). However, I have a short story and monthly wrap-up post planned for next week, so stay tuned! Thank you all for your understanding, and have a wonderful weekend.

7 responses to “{Fireside Fridays} So I Don’t Actually Have a Real Post For You Today, But …”

  1. I really like that post. Personally, I tend to have zero income most of the time, but every once in a while I can convince my mom to buy me one xP.

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    1. I’m so glad! Haha, I get you. I love when I can convince my parents to buy me books. =P

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  2. shouldabroughtabook Avatar

    “Put your money where your mouth is.” I LIKE THAT! I’m always complaining how there’s nothing good coming out, but when I do find something interesting, I ought to make that statement of saying “I like this. Produce more.”

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    1. Yes, isn’t that great? Exactly. I’d never made the connection between my buying and what’s on the market before, but it makes perfect sense. I’m glad you enjoyed the post!

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  3. I haven’t actually thought of it that way. I tend to have the same outlook on book-buying as you do and Schuyler did (perhaps a little looser, but not much- and it’s possible that the only reason mine was looser is that my grandpa and, for a while, my uncle always gave me B&N gift cards for my birthday and Christmas).
    I’m still not sure I’m going to change *that* much . . . but, since I have actual money now, I might start giving myself a “book allowance”- that is, saying “Ok, I can spend this much on books this month” from whatever slightly larger amount of spending money I take from what I earn this summer. Though, on second thought, my parents might want me to wait until after we move again to do that . . .

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    1. Ooh, B&N gift cards. Those are great. =P
      Mm, that’s a good idea, the “book allowance.” I should think about doing that. Haha, true. And yeah, it’s not like my spending habits changed radically when I read that article. I still don’t buy very many books at all. But when I *do* buy books, now I don’t feel so guilty.

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      1. Yep. They are. Except B&N doesn’t carry a lot of the books I want anymore . . . *sigh*
        Yep. I’m not sure I’ll *actually* do it this year unless I get rid of a lot of books in the next month? But someday I’ll try it.


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