I generally feel a bit guilty. I get most of my books from the library. It's just not in the budget to buy a book every time I need a new one to read. And I usually go through a few books a week. The library is wonderful--I can order books from my house, and then pick them up when they come in. When I return them in a few weeks, I'm not adding to the clutter to my house. But, there are a few problems with this:
1. I'm not supporting other writers.
2. Books are never clutter at my house.
3. I love to support Indie bookstores.
So, I have a plan, and I'd like to invite you along. Once, every month, I will buy a book--a brand new book. I'll let you know what it is, and review it here. I invite you to do the same. And, if you're looking for other ways to help authors, check out this post. In my dream world, I would buy a book every day and have a library like Neil Gaiman. But, for now, once a month sounds do-able.
To kick off my book buying, I am going to Newtonville Books on Saturday to see Kate Messner, the author of The Brilliant Fall of Gianna Z. And I'll buy her book. What book will you buy?