Sunday, June 08, 2008

The Library Thing

Well, I figure I've saved myself about $315 at minimum. I decided to start using the library instead of ordering books online. I also started keeping track of the books I read through "Library thing" which you can link to from my blog. You can look at what I've read in the last year just by clicking on it. The first entry was May 21 '07 and since that time I've read 45 books. At an average price of $7, (if I ordered used) the savings really does add up!

I really hadn't looked at all the features of this website, but just recently realized that in the list of books, if I click a title, I get a whole bunch of information including usually a list of other books that I might enjoy. Gosh, I'm in pig heaven!

For those of you who love reading as much as I do, this might be fun for you to do, too.

What's the best book you read recently?


Jacki Hollywood Brown said...

I love the library. I read a bunch of books at the library and if (and only if) I think it is worth the purchase as a reference book, I buy it.
It has saved me a tonne of money as I don't have to purchase a book THEN find out it isn't worth reading.

Louise Kahle said...

I just posted my blog, about reading! and now am reading yours.
I will check out your recommended site later, when I'm not so pressed for time!

Sandy of Sandy's Stuff for Women said...

For years, I, too, felt I had to own books to enjoy them. But I also now get most of my reading material from the library.

I just finished an excellent book called “Hello Charlie: Letters from a Serial Killer.” It’s a true story about a retired homicide detective who had an incredible knack for solving cold cases.

He established a relationship by mail with a man in prison for life without the possibility of parole for killing a young girl twenty years before. There were many similarities among his crime and other murders in the same area within years of his (known) crime.

Charlie just “knew” that he had committed many, if not all, of these other crimes. It literally took Charlie years to establish mutual trust with the jailed killer and it was almost all done via letters. But it finally paid off - the killer finally gave enough details of many of his other murders to enable the families of the victims to have some sort of closure.

A great read.