One of the greatest entertainment values around is reading books. There is absolutely nothing wrong with purchasing a book that you’ll read time and again. The problem is that you don’t know how much you’ll use a book until after you have read it for the first time. There’s an easy solution to this dilemma. Before you purchase any book, test read it.
Before you purchase a car, you test drive a number of different models to see which one you like best. Only after test driving and finding the one that is best for you do you purchase it. You can bring a similar concept into play when purchasing books.
Before you buy any book, go to your local library and check it out first. Read the library version for free. If after reading the book, you feel that it’s still worth paying the money to purchase it, you know that you have found a book that will make a quality addition to your home library. If you don’t, then you’ve saved yourself the price of the book.
Test reading works especially well with children’s books. You will quickly learn while test reading books which stories your children want to have read to them time and again. By purchasing only the books they really enjoy, you know you’ll get great use out of them. Depending on how much you read and the number of books you usually buy each year, test reading can save you anywhere from a few dollars to hundreds of dollars.
Your local library can also save you a lot of money in a number of ways you may not have thought about.