Beg or Borrow but Don't Steal

Borrowing books wherever, whenever

In true EOFYS-style, I bought myself a no-frills Kobo mini eReader. Usually retailing at $99.99, it was going for $49.99 at JB HiFi. While I didn’t think I’d use an eReader much, I thought it would save me money on check-in luggage fees whilst travelling, plus no more having to lug around a heavy Lonely Planet and/or foreign-language phrase book*.

Apart from having to a) buy it and b) charge it, there is a financial downside to buying an eReader: there’s no such thing as a secondhand eBook. Continue reading

Beg or Borrow but Don't Steal

Love thy library

To celebrate the start of True Blood’s Season Four, I planned on reading Charlaine Harris’ latest Sookie Stackhouse novel, Dead Reckoning. Unfortunately, when I got to the public library, it seemed like everyone else shared the same idea: there were fifteen reservations before mine. True Blood’s Season Four would be done and dusted before the library copy reached me. Continue reading