I like books. No, I love books. There is something fabulous about holding a book and taking the time to immerse yourself in it.
Having said that, while I love books I don't love the price tag on 90% of them. I will wait months (even years in some cases) for books to go on sale. Not 10, 20, or even 50%. I'm talking about you pay $5 for a hard cover book that was $30 plus dollars when it came out!
So how do I indulge my love of reading AND books without breaking the bank?
I use the library. Specifically I use my local library's online catalog. I can log onto the catalog any time of night and day. Then I can search for (nearly) any book and request it. The book is then sent to my library when it's available and I can go pick up a handful of books at the same time!
Being a mom who works part time two days a week, has to bus the eldest to and from school, I love that I can browse my library from home and find all the books I want!
Online library catalog with requesting, renewing and searching options works for me!