Usually I don't buy new books. Some people call that cheap. Actually it is being frugal. However Thursday I did break down and buy The Plays of Anton Chekhov at Barnes and Noble. Then I went on Amazon and saw the same book for four dollars less. Yes four dollars that could have gone into my savings! Those dollars add up. So, I was kind of irritated with myself.
I am happy to be able to say that most of the books I buy are discounted. Also, there are a lot of free books given away in my area. These are the ones I found in the past six weeks.
Dancing at the Louvre: Faith Ringgold's French Collection And Other Story Quilts. Various Authors
The Storyteller's Goddess. Carolyn McVickar Edwards
On Women Turning 50: Celebrating Mid-life Discoveries. Cathleen Rountree
A Little Yellow Dog. Walter Moseley
Small Island. Andrea Levy
Abide With Me Elizabeth Strout
Robert Louis Stevenson: Treasure Island, The Master of Ballantrae, Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, Kidnapped. Leatherbound, unabridged, and readable font.
African Folk Tales. Charlotte & Wolf Leslau
The Warmth of Other Suns. Isabel Wilkerson
The Chalice And The Blade. Riane Eisler
Silences. Tillie Olsen
Succulent Wild Woman. Sark
American Voices, American Women. Edited by Lee R. Edwards and Arlyn Diamond
Selected Stories of Guy De Maupasant.
Trick of the Tale: Trickster Tales. John & Caitlin Matthews
A Child's Book of Blessings. Compiled by Sabrina Dearborn
When You Are Happy. Eileen Spinelli
The Greedy Triangle. Marilyn Burns
Math Curse. Jon Scieszka and Lane Smith
Cassie's World Quilt. Faith Ringgold
Art Against The Odds. Susan Goldman Rubin
The Real Benedict Arnold. Jim Murphy
I get most of my books from thrift stores, used book stores, yard and library sales, and free give aways. I give away a lot of books too. Bub is moving out again and his room will be a library and craft room.