Monday, July 6, 2009

I'm poor but I want to read!!

What is a girl to do???

I feel completely under-read and I need to stay on top of my genre. But funds are tight these days and buying every newly released book in my genre is just not doable. I try the library, but it's horrendous. I picked up a book the other day from the shelf labeled "New Fiction". It was published in 2006.

Luckily I can request books from the library and sometimes they take a week, sometimes more to come in. And they charge you a quarter for the service. I can handle that.

So what do you do?? I so badly want to support my fellow authors! But in this time and place, I just cannot. I promise to buy books when I am making some actual cash!


  1. I love for that reason. I find sellers with lots of books and buy from the same person to reduce shipping.

  2. I feel the same way. There are so many authors who just came out with books that I'd love to support, but funds are short. I've been going to the library a lot and they have a surprisingly good collection of new fiction.

  3. I think our county's library system has next zero in funding. Every branch closed for several months a few years ago...opened back up with very limited hours and eventually went back to original hours. It's really sad.

  4. I am a huge library fan - especially with inter-library loaning....


    I also LOVE You list all the books you are willing to trade. When someone wants one you ship it to them paying just the media mail postage. Once it is received you get one credit. Then you can use that credit to choose a book from someone else. I think there are TONS of romance genre pieces available. If you are interested let me know...I think if you sign up thgouh me we both get some free credits. :)

  5. I remember you mentioning that before. I don't really own much that I'm willing to part with though!!

  6. I sometimes go to large book sales or garage sales and grab books for .50 - $1 and post those on my paperback swap account...then I get what I really want for little to no cost.