Linda and I are so happy you could join the party today!
As many of you know, I have been doing more “reverse thrifting” lately. Meaning I have been purging and donating instead of buying things. So, today I am sharing a thrifty tip for readers like me. I read a lot! Actually Troy and I both are major readers. It is our “need to relax and shut out the world” method. I know a lot of you are the same way.
And if you are like me, you are a book thrifter. I think the only brand spankin’ new books I buy are for gifts. Otherwise, I watch for used book sales at libraries, thrift stores and right now, yard sales!
Keeping track of what books I have already read and what specific books I am looking for can be a pain. Have you noticed how they “reissue” books with a different cover? And then you buy it AGAIN thinking you haven’t read it? That is so aggravating to me!
And don’t you love when you find a new book and you absolutely love the book and discover there is a whole series of these books? I love to be able to read book after book of the same series. You get so comfortable with the characters. However, keeping up with which of the books from that series you are looking for is difficult.
For instance, I love the “In Death” series by JD Robb. And I have quite a few of the books from this series. But, the titles are so similar it is easy to find one of these books and think that I haven’t read it before. Yes, I have purchased many duplicates!
What I do is I go to the authors website, look for the series of books I am reading, find the chronological order of the books and print that sheet off. Then cross off all the ones I have and now I have a list I can keep in my purse showing the titles that I am looking for.
As you can see from above, I have also hand written a couple of other series and what books I am looking for in them.
Just a easy tip to help us major readers out and to help us save our money for the books we HAVEN’T read!
Now it’s your turn! What thriftiness do you have to share today?