Friday, July 29, 2005


I think the library is one of the best inventions ever. We go every week. Sadly, it is our Friday date. :)

I have been able to check out more books than I could ever afford to buy. One of the best parts is that I can glance at a book, say, "hey, that sounds interesting", grab it and take it home to browse through for three weeks - then take it back. If it sucks, I never have to worry about it - or dust it. If I love it - really love it - I could go and buy it. We have a couple on our "wish list". If it goes down to a really good price, we'll grab them.

We've also checked out hundreds - literally - of DVD's. It saves money from even renting them at Blockbuster or Netflix. You may have to wait awhile...I just decided last week that I wanted to see "Finding Neverland". Well, I'm 13 out of 15 people on the waiting list - that means a minimum of 13 weeks before I'll get it, if they only have one copy. But...if you get there first...I'm first on the list to get the first season of "Quantum Leap". :) Love that!

That's where I get most of my finance books. Maybe I'll put a few that I really like over on the side. Dave Ramsey is good, for those of you who have never read him. I really like his "Total Money Makeover".

I'm off to look for money-making things...maybe pics for ebay. ;)


Monty Loree said...

I like your thinking.. I have purchased several thousand dollars worth of books and dvd's over the last several years. Some I need for continuous reference. Others I'll never read again.

The only problem I have with the library is that with software manuals, it's hard to get current relevant titles. They're either taken or non-existent.

For timeless books etc, the library is the ultimate.

lpkitten said...

ohhhh, a fellow book nerd like me! :)

DEBTective said...

Just wanted to say a big-time thanks for spreading the word about Dave Ramsey and deep-sixing your debt. Dave's plan makes tons of sense, doesn't it? Great job ... here's looking at you, kid.