For the love of books

For the Love of Books

When deciding what items would make the cut while putting our stuff in the Bus, our boxes and boxes of books didn’t make it.  They are heavy and take up a lot of space so we decided to bring a few along with plans to donate them along the way as we read them.  We also decided that e-books would be an organized way to get our reading fix in a small space.  We would love to find a good source to get access to lots of e-books for good deal and so far we have only used www.pixelofink.com that lists free and reduced kindle books regularly. We have the free Nook and Kindle apps on our computers and have found the classic books for free but we are still looking for a way to get newer e-books. Sometimes we go hang out in a book store or the book section in Walmart to see whats new.

One of the things we have greatly missed while being on the road is having a local library and being able to check out books/Dvd’s/audio books.  As the girls have grown up, the library has been a place for us to attend programs and meet new friends in the areas we have lived.  The library has been a valuable resource in exploring new interests, gathering information on particular subjects,discovering new authors and reading entire series of books.  We have very much appreciated the amount of savings we have enjoyed by being able to borrow books instead of having to buy each one we wanted to read.  Some of the series that we have enjoyed with the girls are Dinotopia, Magic Tree House, Little House on the Prairie, Junie B. Jones, Sara, Hank the Cowdog and  Julie of the Wolves just to name a few.

We were all very excited to go to the Library here in Kansas and get Library cards to check stuff out for the first time since we left NC.  We got to go to the Library as a whole family because Jody was with us instead of at work like he use to be.  The girls enjoyed having us both available to them so they could get more 1 on 1 time instead of just sharing Momma. Spending more time together as a family is one of the many benefits we anticipated while traveling.  We each left the Library with a sack of entertainment that we look forward to diving into.  We took a picture of the contents in each bag so we could have a visual reminder of what we would need to include on our return trip.

I type this post as Daddy-O and the girls are reading Guinea Dog 🙂 one of our Library books.  What books have you enjoyed lately?

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