Today I’m guest posting over at MoneyPropeller, which coincidentally has the same theme as me, LifeStylePro for Genesis. So what they say IS true! Great minds do think alike! Right, Anne? 😉
The following is an excerpt from that particular post which about how the library actually has drawbacks:
“How can that be? Many personal finance bloggers, including myself, LOVE the library. Getting a library card and using it to borrow, rather than buy books is a great way to save money. Books aren’t cheap. In my honest opinion, they’re pretty darn expensive. Especially the hardcover books. It boggles my mind that people will buy books just have on display on the coffee table. I never understood the coffee table book concept.
Books are meant to be read! And smelled. Oh, how I LOVE the smell of books.
Unless it’s a reference book or a cookbook, I will only read it once. Then it makes it way over to a shelf in the office, only to display its title on the spine and almost never to be taken out again. Unless we decided to move.
The library gives you access to numerous books, magazines, DVDs and cds for free. They’re free as long as you return them on time. If you don’t, you get fined. Unless your library is intuitive enough to send reminder emails or provide a reminder app for your phone (mine used to, but for some reason doesn’t do it anymore), it’s quite easy to forget about when your library books are due.”
Go check out the rest of my rant over at MoneyPropeller.