January 17 2011,
This conversation was overheard recently.
15 year old boy: Dad, I want to buy the "Decoded"book by Jay-Z
Dad: Buy the electronic version of it so that I can read it on my iPad
15 year old boy: No, I don't want to buy the electronic version, I want to go to B&N and buy it.
Hubby: Why don't you borrow it from the library?
15 year old boy: The library? Yeah from B&N.
Hubby: No, borrow it from the library.
15 year old boy: Ugh? (5 seconds of silence) Oh, the library. No, I want to keep the book.
It is sad that kids these days don't know what the library is. Going to the topic of books, we use the library a lot. Every three weeks, we would borrow 3 books for hubby to read. We don't have a collection of books except those from the college years. Why buy when you can borrow. You don't have to store or move the books, and yes, they can get heavy. So the next time you want to buy a book, think twice and borrow from your local library. Saves you some ca-ching to go eat something yummy.
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