Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Ways to Read without Spending MONEY


April 18, 2019 by TinyNavajo

It’s Thursday! Hi again guys, today’s theme is going to be three ways you can still read even if you don’t have the money to spend on new books and new releases! I myself have place myself on a book buying ban because my student loans have come out of grace, and so I need to pay those back now. So, I still want to read, without having to spend money…or at least, as little money as possible. Here are my top three ways to read without spending money:

  1. Visit your local library. Come on, this should be an easy one. The majority of people have access to their local library at some point. Whether it’s going into the physical building itself, or downloading e-books and e-audiobooks from your local library, you are able to have access to a large compendium of books without having to spend a single dime.
  2. Borrow from your friends. If you’re anything like me, then you have a lot of bookish friends. Friends from work, or friends from the internet, or just friends in general; these friends can be a great resource for free books. Just be sure you don’t destroy their books, as then you may need to fork out the money to replace their book.
  3. If you must spend money: second hand shops/thrift shops. I know that sometimes it’s hard to not want to own your own copy of a book, especially if it’s one that you’ve just read and want to reread without having to ask for it again or borrow it from your friends again. In that case, I would recommend that you go to second hand shops or thrift shops like Half Price Books or Goodwill. Sometimes, there aren’t going to be the books you want, but when you do find the book you want, you get it at a great price and sometimes, the most worn books are the most loved.

So, there’s my top three ways to either get around a book buying ban you’ve placed yourself on, or are trying to limit the amount of you’re spending. I do participate in all of these, and I can say that I have only bought one or two books so far this year. That is pretty good for me. Last year, I don’t even want to think about how much money I spend on books alone. So, these are the ways I’ll continue to read without the feeling of my money draining away faster than I can earn it.

How do you guys read without spending money? Comment below and let me know!

2 thoughts on “Tiny Navajo Reads: Thursday Three Ways to Read without Spending MONEY

  1. WriterKendra says:

    Libraries are amazing! I prefer reading a borrowed book first before deciding whether to buy a copy of it.


    • TinyNavajo says:

      That’s what I’ve been doing this year, trying to curb my spending to put towards my loans :] it also let’s me find books I actually like rather than think I like

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