I have two things to write about today. The first is MSN Money just published an article on 10 ways to save money on books. She doesn't get to using the Public Library until #6, though admittedly she says it is the cornerstone of her plan. I buy very few books and either get mine from friends and family who pass things on, or from our wonderful public library. What is not available at the local library, you can get through Interlibrary Loan. I would like to reproach the article of this author on one thing: Why can't you check out just a few books at a time and return them in a timely manner? If you keep a book out for 6 months, that keeps other people from using it.
My other thing I wanted to mention today is this woman who has started a blog on the challenge she set for herself of reading 200 books in 2008... and she doesn't mean just those quick Young Adult books, she's reading thousand-page classics. All of this while raising a toddler, a newborn, and running a business. This is in response to a report on the dismal state of what Americans read. I thought my book-per-week goal was ambitious, and already drives my fiance to accuse me of finding books more important than he is.