It’s cheaper to buy

There are many lies I tell myself in order to justify buying a book (and I believe each and every one of them!). But there is one truth that I have held on to, but you’re going to think it’s another lie.

It’s cheaper to buy the book.

There are free libraries, borrow from a friend, find it at a yard sale, how in the hell can it be cheaper to buy a book, Sarah (you may ask).

Well, I’d tell you. There are things called library fees (for library books), puppy liability (for borrowed books), and there’s no guarantee you’ll find what you’re looking for (for yard sale books).

What in God’s Green Earth is ‘Puppy Liability?!’

I’m so glad you asked. My dog loves to eat books; my friend says that he loves to devour knowledge, but in reality he’s just a weird paper eater and nothing – I MEAN NOTHING – that is made of trees is safe around him.

It’s hard to believe that this guy, who still cowers while in a moving vehicle, is capable of such literary destruction, isn’t it? DO NOT BE FOOLED! LOOK AWAY FROM HIS HYPNOTIZING EYES!

So why buy books at all?!

Because without books, I would die.

And no, kindle books do not give me a new lease on life. It’s just not the same.

The funny thing, I didn’t realize the “it’s cheaper to buy” truth until Wednesday evening as I was chatting with a friend about how I knew there was no way I was going to finish The Fellowship before it was due. There continues to be a huge waiting list for the book, so I would not be able to renew it until I finished, which meant that before I knew it, I’d owe in late fees more than the book is actually worth.

So I bought it on Amazon and it should arrive tomorrow.

The pressure is off and I can sleep better at night knowing that I actually saved money.

Oh and congratulations to me, this is my 100th post. 😀


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Melissa says:

    I agree — I have never returned books to the library faithfully. I’ve found it easier just to purchase them — and Amazon is just so convenient. I don’t even have to put on clothes to order from them. And as a prime member shipping is free. I do however just adore my Kindle — I like it so much better than holding up a big thick book. Plus I can adjust the print size. The newer (and cheaper) Kindles also hold their charge for a long, long time — and charge very quickly. Read on!

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  2. clcouch123 says:

    Congratulations on your hundredth post! And congratulations on the lie–you tell it so well. And I believe it’s true and will fully subscribe to the attitude and approach. Especially since I am surrounded by books as I write. I don’t know, opening the book when I want, closing it when I have to, seeing it from a distance while I’m doing something else. Nothing like it, is there? The description of your puppy is beautiful. And the lie? It’s truth, of course.

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  3. Howto$tuffYourPig says:

    We love our local library! We don’t even have to physically go. We use the ebooks and when we are done there simply expire. No late fees!!!

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    1. Call me Cordelia says:

      I just can’t do ebooks… I don’t get the same enjoyment. The good news is that I have such an extensive personal library that I haven’t read, I won’t need to check out or purchase anymore books for awhile 😀

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