Wednesday, June 2, 2010

A disadvantage to reading blogs…

Often blogs are started by people who would like to write for a living or who already do so. If you write books or would like to: start a blog. Then people will get to know you and want to buy your book. If you have a popular blog: turn it into a book. Let me tell you, this works. I am going broke buying the books written by people who write my favorite blogs!! I’m not a book-buyer. I love reading and I’m a fast reader, so I stick to the library. Before Meg was born, I’d check out a stack of 10 books and have them returned by the time their 3-week checkout period was up. Now, I need the 2 renewal periods allowed, but I’ll still check out 10 books at a time. Unfortunately, the books written by bloggers I read are usually not in the library. So I buy them. Its getting really expensive. Generally, I wait until I’ve earned an gift certificate from one of the survey sites I use, but I still have to pay something. And I’m using the reward that might have been used for something else.

Today I bought Amy Wilson’s book: How Did I Get Like This? Her blog, Mother Load, was the first blog I found. I love it. I’m excited to read a whole book like it. But its $16!! I had a $5 gift card, but still paid $11. (I got a free trial of Amazon prime so my husbands birthday gift would arrive on time, so I have about a week left of not paying shipping:)

I guess it’s a good thing I have a job so I can pay for all the books.

P.S. If you are wondering where I get the time to read, see this post about how my house was so messy it took a week to clean 5 rooms. (I filled up the entire recycle bin.)

P.P.S. I am NOT a writer. You don't need to be worried about buying my book, because I will never write one!

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