“Possessions, outward success, publicity, luxury - to me these have always been contemptible. I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best for both the body and the mind.”
Albert Einstein

Tuesday 12 November 2013

The Book Man

Every couple of weeks at the Law office I work at we have the a visit from "The Book Man" (who is quite handsome mind you). He arrives each time with a new box full or books that we can purchase. Most weeks while waiting at the photo copier I will have a look and something usually catches my eye, it's either the new vitamins book or some miscellaneous cooking book. This week it was a book on super foods. These books are usually better priced than the ones you buy in the stores, but this week I said to myself "Holly this is your last book your I training for next years mission".

You see this is what the library is for. The library has so many pros and you don't have to be a nanna to use it. Although some pretty cute nanas have been spotted.


You can browse and read for as long as you like, without receiving a deathly look from the lady at QBD wishing you would purchase the book already.

It's quiet. I absolutely love silence. Getting away from phones ringing and people talking is one of the best things for the soul.

The selection, all available online now. You can even order to pick up if you are busy.

You don't spend any money except for the $5 fee to join for your ultra handy plastic card that enables self service (see you don't even have to interact with people if you don't want to).

You don't waste any space with books you may never read again. 


You don't collect dust or have to pack boxes of books to move.

Did you know it takes approximately 24 trees to make a ton of paper?

If you can't help buying a book how about going to a second hand store? Also a lot of publishing companies are now using recycled paper, opt for that. Each ton of recycled paper saves 12 trees.

For you tech savvy girls and guys out there try using ebooks, they are easy to use and save paper, space and are a fraction of the cost.

So from now on I am saying adios to the book man and hello to the cute nanas at the library.

Stay simple.

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