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    Question Are you reading any books on frugality right now?

    Other than Mary Hunt's book we are doing for the bookclub, are you reading any books on frugality right now?

    No, I do most of my reading right here at the village.

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    I'm rereading Frugal Living for Dummies.

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    I'm reading "The Simple Life", which is a compilation by all of the "big names" in frugal living, budgeting, etc

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    Your Money or Your Life, by Joe and Vicki Dominguez is my absolute favorite. I give it as a gift all the time. One guy who I let borrow a copy, then quit his job, sold his condo and bought a much cheaper place in another part of the country.
    This book is the "why" and the "empowerment" as opposed to the how to save money book.

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    Suze Orman Laws of Money, Lessons of Life
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    I just finished re-reading Tightwad Gazette III

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    Our library is worthless fro books on simple living and frugal living.
    Heaven forbid you'd ask her to order you a book. ( It won't happen )
    I need to just go to Barnes and Noble and buy them I guess.
    I have just subscriped to countryside magazine though.
    ( does that count )

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    Ouch hollyhandi - what in the world is wrong with your librarian? I have my masters degree in library studies and it burns me when I hear these stories - libraries should be friendly, helpful, community resources! I'd make her do her job.

    I just finished reading Simple Living Guide by Janet Luhrs and enjoyed it very much. There is lots in there on frugality and environmentalism.

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    Marnie's Kitchen Shortcuts came up in a thread the other day and I got the itch to look through it again. Dh is hopefully picking it up at the library for me today.

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    Many libraries will "borrow" books from other libraries for you.
    Intralibrary loan. Find out if they can do that for you.
    With our library, I can look up online the books not only in their collection, but with all the libraries that are in their consortium. And I can return books that I borrow from other libraries at my local library. It is great!!!

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    I'm going to have to go to the library in the next town over.
    They seem to be nice and will get what you want.
    The one in town forget it... I don't go in there anymore.
    When I get my van on the road in April I'll be able to get to the other town... Til then its countryside or my copy of TWG...

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    Does your library have a Friends of the Library or a library board? You might want to let them know of your dissatisfaction with the service level of the library. Believe you me, if the library is perceived as not being used for whatever reason, it will be de-funded.

    As another librarian, I'm a little astonished also at the lack of helpfulness of your library staff.

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    Current library reading:

    Dave Ramsey: How to have More than Enough

    Tracey McBride: Frugal Luxuries: Simple Pleasures to Enhance your Life and Comfort your Soul (love this one!)

    Anthony Garay: Turf: It's your space. Build what you want. (build your own furniture - college-dorm style, but good ideas)
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