Voracious reader? Try swapping books

If you’re like me, you love to read. I’ve run through two 400-pagers this past week alone — and that’s a slow week for me once I’m in “reading mode.”

But I hate to buy brand-new books, especially when aside from a few well-loved classics, they’ll never be read a second time. Most new books I get are advance copies, which is a nice perk of my FT job, but the kind of books I like to read are few and far between.

So what’s a gal to do? Book swap!

Every once in a while, I get together with friends who have books that they’d like to recycle by giving them to someone else who will enjoy reading them. That way, already-read books get a new life, and it’s like getting “new” ones.

Speaking of books, I have to get going on some research into local bookstores and book collectors who would be interested in some college and medical textbooks from the turn of the 20th century. I wonder if there’s a market for them?

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