Here is a frugal idea when it comes to books. We enjoy books but sometimes they do not always fit into the budget. (Why? Because Mama wants a mini van :) Instead of buying books lately, my smart husband requests our public library system to purchase them. They have done this three times! And guess what? If you are the one to request it you are first on the list. My husband just checked this book out that he requested. And I am reading this book. My book is not that expensive but still it adds up. :)
Also, my husband got us each our own library cards so when we get a great book like this that probably will rack up the holds he immediately checks it out on the other account. It might seem a little sneaky but I'm glad I know have six weeks with it.