One of the main things that has saved this book loving family a ton of money is our local library. Countless times I have been longing for a certain book on Amazon or at our local bookstore only to find it at the library. Only this week Eric and I were browsing at the bookstore and he picked up a book he was wanting to read. We left that book on the shelf and I headed to the library this week and found two copies just waiting to be read. We also have a county or even state wide library system were I can request a book we might not have here and have it sent to our library. This is how we enjoy reading without spending an arm and a leg! :-)
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