Wednesday, February 11, 2009

free books and free time


My tip today for works for me Wednesday is how to get free books and free time. What I do when I am watching Oprah and reading any blogs that recommend great books is to go to my local library site and check for it first. If they have it I put it on hold and forget about it. Then I get a call a couple of days to a couple of weeks later telling me it is in and all I have to do is go and pick it up. All I do is go into the reserved shelf and pick it up. I have saved a lot of time looking through all the shelves where they usually arent there anyway. I have wasted so much time doing this!!!!!
Now they come to me!!!!!!!!!!
Then I read the book and if I really like it enough to add to my collection I can go out and buy it. I know of a lot of ppl who just rush out to the bookstore to buy them and then dont like them and have wasted their money. This way I know before I buy it !

7 comments:

Kim @ Forever Wherever said...

Oh, I really put tons of books on hold for homeschooling. Let's just say they know us at the library!

kristine said...

i love browsing through books...
I hang out at Borders too =)

Amanda said...

i do this with boys i want to reaed the boys. it saves a lot of time!

Frugal Finds said...

I love to hang out at the book stopre with a pad of paper and make a list of books I want to read. Then I start searching the library and paperbackswap.com!

Jenny said...

i wish i could hang out in a bookstore long enough to see all the good stuff, but with a 4 yr old and the hubby bored as hell, that's hard.

Lynn said...

This is a great idea; I do this, too. What I really love about our library is even if they don't have a book you want, they'll get it from another branch. Or, if you request it, they may even buy it for you. Works for me!

~Sara said...

I LOVE my library! Great idea!