Books Are Too Cheap
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We just returned from a Chapters/Indigo store, where I picked up a couple of books for $2 each. It’s insane! They’re perfectly nice hard-cover books in jackets, one of them is actually by Jim Rogers (“Adventure Capitalist”). And there was a whole bunch of books under $10. I noticed that some of them were printed in China, but others were printed in the U.S. and Canada, and they were these big, full color books for $7.99. How can they possibly cost so little? This is one area that inflation hasn’t touched at all, that’s for sure.
It’s a sad and shocking sight, but I guess it’s a sign of the times. I, too, read online a lot more now, mostly free resources. I can’t say it’s as enjoyable and/or useful as a book, but it sure is addictive.
And weather’s been really weird: it’s a nowhere land between winter and summer, not really a book reading season.
I have 6 books on my night table right now. One that I keep re-reading since I was about 12, one half-started, and four “fresh” ones. Going to try and make time for them in the next couple of weeks, and will cut down on my computer time.