Do you love a great book? Are you looking for ways to curb your burgeoning book budget?
Reading has been my favorite past time since I was a small kid and my love for books has created crammed bookshelves and dips in my entertainment budget. Although I still love scouring a bookstore for the latest jewel, I have discovered a few ways to keep feeding my love for books without blowing the budget.
My Top Three
Blogger Book Review Programs:
We already established that you enjoy reading but do you mind sharing with others what you think about a book? If so you may be interested in joining one of the many book review programs available to bloggers. Each program has its on rules about the review length and where your reviews must be posted. In an upcoming post, I’ll highlight a few of the book review programs, I have participated in the past.
Grab ‘em While They Are Free :
If you own an e-reader you can find free e-books on sites such as Amazon and Christianbook.com. I think Barnes and Nobles have them too but since I don’t have a Nook, I never really shop there. I personally like going to Amazon and clicking on their top 100 Best sellers in Kindle eBooks and seeing the latest books they are offering. The list is updated hourly.
Join Paperback Swap:
Paperback Swap is place for book lovers to exchange their books with others and NO they don’t have to be just paperback books. Since joining the site back in 2008 I have mailed out 107 books, received 88 books and saved $178.64. To get started simply, Join the Club and Swap Books for Free! – PaperBackSwap.com and list any books that you would like to exchange. Once you have earned a credit by sending off a book, you can request a listed book from another PBS member.
Now that’s my top three. What other low costs ways are you using to curtail your book budget these days?