Good Books for Low Dough!

                    ‘If you go home with somebody and they don’t have books, Leave  – Kelle Pressley 

A lot of our money goes into BOOKS! We have all sorts of them. Before my husband and I had children, we had books. Books can take you any and everywhere. We’re always telling our children that books and reading are good for them, but have we ever really thought about why that’s true?  Exactly what do older children get out of reading novels?  What do younger kids get from reading children’s stories and being read to?

The purpose of this article is to say that, yes, it’s true, reading really is important, and that there are some solid reasons why that is so.  Let’s begin with the practical benefits and then move on to the less tangible rewards of a life filled with reading. AND HOW TO BUY THEM Affordably!

  1. To Develop Your Verbal Abilities

  2. Improves Your Focus and Concentration

  3. It Improves Your Imagination

  4. Reading Makes You Smarter

  5. It Reduces Stress

  6. To Discover and Create Yourself

  7. For Entertainment

Reading lets you in on the joke- AskMen

_do_nice_be_kind_spread_happy_300I recently met with Kate M. Brekke. She sells Usborne books! Here’s her link. They have books of all types- for all ages! They are even mobile. So grab a few friends and have a book fair! Book swapping- This options works great for everyone! From parenting books to new readers, on up to college students! Library – I get ALOT of our books from here. Some times the kids loose them and because they are older books, I get a good deals that I pay for in increments if I choose to. Other times, there is a section of books and magazines available for sale. E-Books- One of my favorite E-books is from Judge Judy. It’s so inspiring. I’m almost finished reading it. The great thing about e-books is that you save trees and can read it anywhere you have internet connection. Get her’s here for free- http://www.whatwouldjudysay.com/media/documents/WWJS_Hero.pdf!

In this book I want to have an honest conversation about what it really takes to get what you deserve out of life: how to define your worth and stick to it; how to find the courage to take risks–and how to build your backup plan; how to ignore the chattering classes and create your own destiny.~

Judge Judy’s

Thrift Stores -Buying pre-owned goods at your local thrift store can yield you great bargains. I have built 60% of our library from there. Even my culinary shelf!  I look for the most used book of all; the one with pages splattered with olive oil and flour and tomato sauce. The one whose recipes were followed, and then followed again. Cooking from an “experienced” cookbook is the next best thing to learning from an experienced cook. Books make great gifts or cheap alternatives to new novels when you’re traveling. You never know when you’ll find that diamond in the rough, either; you could stumble upon a first edition that might be worth a pretty penny. Make a habit out of looking inside the cover to discover the print date. One of those online resellers sites I’ve heard of LibraryThing,BooksFree, Zunafishhalf.com,America’s BookShelf, Thrift Books.com,  and  BookCrossing. It’s an extremely unique system, it’s more like karma for books. A very basic explanation: read a book, label it with a unique book number, and then leave it somewhere. Anywhere. You can leave it in a coffeeshop, with a friend, on a park bench (“releasing it into the wild”). There are designated book crossing spots all over the world, but they’re not required. If someone picks up your book, by chance, they write a little review of it online, and you can read all the reviews of the particular book you “released into the wild”. Now, you can also look at book crossing spots in your area to see what books have been left there, and go pick it up if you want. Interestingly, there’s a map that shows where books are “released” or “caught” all over the world — in real time. Fascinating. It’s definitely a must-see.

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