15 October 2010

Reusing Books as Gifts

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My daughter is an avid reader and just recently read 30 books in 30 days!  Kaitlyn has always been a reader and when it came time for us to PCS (move) from Maryland to Alaska I knew she would want books to read along the way.  During yard sale season I was able to purchase around 50 books at very cheap prices (yes she read about 30 on the trip and the rest within the month of being in Alaska).  My daughter is like me when it comes to reading; we read the book once and then the book is never opened again.  As I look at her pile of books I wonder should I sell them, or donate them.  Then I came to this conclusion, re-gift them!  There are many books that look brand new that I can go through the piles of books and decide on keeping it for gifts or donate.   

Books are always a great gift to give and because of the large volume of books we have I can save money on a gift or two!

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  1. I think this is a great idea. I'm the same way as you both are :) I read once and never pick back up. That's why for the most part, I don't buy too many books and the ones I do buy are normally from a thrift store!

  2. I am the same way with books. I am a really fast reader, so it's hardly worth purchasing them. Great idea!

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  3. Hi just calling by from your latest follower Via Friday Blog hops. Love meeting new bloggers. I use to be an avid reader until my children came along. Now I just don't have time or the attention span to sit a read a book until it is finished. Hopefully it will be something I get back to later on. My eldest daughter who is 10 loves to read. Hope you are having a end of the week.Be sure to check my blog out www.jamarahcraftycreations.blogspot.com

  4. I love to read too and am the same way, I never read them again. I just recently decided I was no longer going to keep books, as much as I love them they cause a lot of clutter. I recently received a Kindle as a gift and I love it!! Stopping by from FFF hop, have a great weekend!

  5. A very great idea! It is so great that she is such a good reader already!

    Thanks for stopping by today! I will read some more of your blog after I get my daughter to bed. Been a BUSY day!

  6. What a great idea! I'm the same way about books. I love to read & I read fast. I usually don't buy them for myself because I don't like to read them twice. Sad, I know ;)



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