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How to collect/read books on a budget:
1. Use the library. I know this sounds like elementary advice, but the library has evolved. And I'm probably the last person to know it. Boss Moss downloads audio books all the time. Ebooks are gaining popularity at our house. There are also hard to find DVD's for that one-time viewing (why purchase them?). For books that don't need to take up space on my shelves, I opt for the library. Free reading is a bonus in my book- no pun intended.
2. Borrow books. I've been part of a book club here in my town for 16 years. If we can't find a book at the library, someone buys it then we lend it out to each other. This is a win-win situation and works for all sorts of situations. The main etiquette here is to not take too long reading the book and get it back to the lender promptly.
3. Buy books with Amazon. Christmas and birthdays are the usual times you want to give or buy yourself that longed-for book. Never pay full price! Amazon and Swagbucks are a one-stop hit for getting a book close to free.
* Swagbucks is a search engine. You can search the web and earn points, do surveys, watch videos, take polls. In return, you earn swagbucks. When you collect enough, you get rewards.