Books on a Budget Volume 6: How to Hack a Library Book Sale

Books on a Budget Volume 6: How to Hack a Library Book Sale

So you want to go to a library book sale. You’re going to fight past the crazy scanner people and the strollers and people with stacks of boxes in the walkways. Those people are crazy and kind of scare me, but it’s fine. We can deal with it. And that’s a good thing because I’m here to help you. I haven’t met a library book sale I didn’t like. They are the perfect place to pick up that thing you’ve been meaning to read, and oh that one you’ve heard good things about and, one dollar for this? Well, even if I don’t like it, I might as well…. Things can spiral pretty quickly, and those elderly women have sharp […]

Books on a Budget Volume 5

Books on a Budget Volume 5

Billy Lynn’s Long Half Time Walk – Ben Fountain ($1.99 on Amazon) We Should All Be Feminists – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie ($1.99 on Amazon) I am Having So Much Fun Here Without You – Courtney Maum ($1.99 on Amazon) Outlander – Diana Gabaldon ($1.99 on Amazon) The DUFF – Kody Keplinger ($2.99 on Amazon) The Museum of Literary Souls – John Connolly ($1.99 on Amazon) Us – David Nicholls ($1.99 on Amazon) How to Build a Girl – Caitlin Moran ($1.99 on Amazon) Most of these can also be found for the same prices for NOOK users, since when they’re on sale, they’re on sale everywhere.  I already own some of these, otherwise I would be in some trouble. I might have to see what The Museum […]

Books on a Budget: Volume 4

Books on a Budget: Volume 4

It’s been a while since my last installment of Books on a Budget, and there are so many great deals available right now I just had to share them! (It was that or buy them all for myself). I also hope to do a “how to attack a library book sale” post soon, since there’s one coming up in my town in a few weeks! These are mainly kindle e-books, but there are a few Nook titles thrown in! More Than This by Patrick Ness – $1.99 from Amazon (Kindle) Pride and Prejudice and Zombies by Jane Austen and Seth Grahame-Smith – $2.99 from Barnes and Noble (Nook) Stardust by Neil Gaiman – $3.79 from Amazon (Kindle) Ready Player One by Ernest Cline – […]

Books On A Budget Volume 3: More ebooks

Books On A Budget Volume 3: More ebooks

I’m back once again with one of my favorite topics/features: books on a budget. I saw this morning that Beautiful Ruins was featured as Barnes and Noble’s deal of the day, and immediately went to take advantage of that. Then of course, I started going through everything else that was on sale. So here we have my findings! Most of these are popular titles or best sellers, all for $5 or less. (They’re all from Barnes and Noble this time, but I know Kindle often has the same deals as Nook!) How To Be A Woman, by Caitlin Moran ($1.99) Sleep Donation, by Karen Russell ($3.99) The Magicians, by Lev Grossman ($1.99) The Night Circus, by Erin Morgenstern ($4.99) In the Tall Grass, by Stephen King […]

Books on a Budget Volume Two: E-Book Edition

A week or two ago I wrote about the ways to collect books without breaking the bank, which I enjoyed, and which other people seemed to enjoy a bit too. Then, this week in a fit of office boredom I started scoping out Barnes & Noble’s Nook books and Kindle’s Daily Deals and realized that there are some really good books on there for much cheaper than I would’ve thought. Which brings us to now: a second list of ways to save money on books – scouring the endless lists of cheap e-books to find the needle in the haystack. Young Adult Fiction: To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before, by Jenny Han (Nook – $2.99)  Shadow and Bone, by Leigh Bardugo […]

Books on a Budget: A Guide

Books on a Budget: A Guide

One of my favorite things is adding a book to my shelf after I’m done reading it. I love buying books and having them and maybe it’s a bit of a problem, but it’s a problem we all share. However, the book addict life can be an expensive one. SO, I wanted to put together a post of ways to add to your collections without breaking the bank. For a broke college student, these work well for me! Book Sales. Libraries, churches, independent book stores, they all have book sales, usually in the spring and fall, in my experience. Prices of books obviously vary, but they can be as cheap as $0.50 for paperbacks sometimes. And if you’re lucky, the last […]