If you’ve been wondering whatever happened to Coach Linda, I’ve been exercising my right to go insane lately as I plan for my wedding, which is only a scant 12 days away! It’s been a flurry of activities, juggled between career, ministry, college and life… whew! I apologize for my irregular posts as of late! June may be a spotty month for posts, but stick with me! I will try to post as often as possible, and hope to be back on a regular routine by July, once the wedding dust settles. In the meantime I covet your prayers as my darling fiancée and I prepare to join our hearts and lives on June 21st.
Okay, all that being said… here’s today’s post!
More than ever, I am on a mission to simplify my life as much as possible, including becoming a fabulous frugalista. One of my favorite websites/blogs is www.moneysavingmom.com, written by author and speaker Crystal Paine. She is also a voracious reader, and has inspired me to find new ways to find time and finances to read. In my pursuits, I have come across the following websites where you can either trade books, or get them for free.
www.ereadergirl.com – find free and discounted Kindle books
www.paperbackswap.com – here you swap out your books and get “new” used ones
Your local library – the old tried and true! However, I confess over the years I have wound up spending money with overdue fees, so I tend not to borrow. However, my beloved is an avid library visitor, so I may revisit this option. Additionally, many libraries offer inter-library loans, some free e-books, DVDs, CDs… so it is s definitely a terrific choice!
www.freebooks.com – offers you e-books online
www.gutenberg.org – has over 45,000 free e-books.
www.amazon.com – Trade-In Program, where you can trade in your gently used books, textbooks, music, etc., for an Amazon Gift Card.
And, oh yes, Crystal has a guest blog posting where she has 15 tips for finding more time to read at http://moneysavingmom.com/2013/02/15-ways-to-fit-more-reading-into-your-day.html
This should get us started reading frugally, yes? And don’t forget to read Crystal’s website to read about living frugally, along with subscribing to my daily posts. Go exercise your eyes but not your pocket and have a good read… for free!