DEAR HARRIETTE: I like to read. When I am not doing anything else, I love to sit outside and read a good book. I read them fast, and I do not want to keep spending money on books. It has added up. I have to spend my money on more important things, but losing the enjoyment is hard. What should I do? -- Bookworm, Burlington, Vermont
DEAR BOOKWORM: Kudos to you for being an avid reader. Now, I am going to recommend that you do something that is “old school,” but truly works. Join your local library. You can borrow books for free as often as you want, as long as you return them on time. The library is an amazing resource for all kinds of information. In addition to finding all manner of books, you can also rent films, hear authors speak and participate in other community activities.
Beyond the library, you can go to secondhand stores that carry books to see what treasures you may find there. You can also search online, where you will find many websites that sell affordable books. Enjoy searching!