library haul link-up 11/1

It’s the first day of November!  Which also means that it’s the first day of #buynothingnovember!  And what better way to celebrate than to talk about library finds… because at libraries, it’s all free!  Friends who are doing this with me- the library will be your friend this month?  Books?  Movies?  Magazines?  Tickets to local attractions?  Music?  ALL FREE, nothing to buy.  Here are a few of the things I picked out this week.


Everyone Brave is Forgiven (for my kindle)- I try to always have a good book on my kindle, so that when I have a few minutes, I can read from my iPhone, instead of wasting time on Facebook.  I have loved all the other Chris Cleave books I’ve read, so I was really looking forward to this one and it hasn’t disappointed  this far.  I love this dark, but sometimes silly sense of humor, and I really enjoy his characters.  I’m enjoying this one immensely. If you don’t check out e-books from your library, you’re missing out!  I have probably saved hundreds, if not thousands of dollars getting ebooks from the library rather than buying them.


Where the Wild Things Are (Audiobook) – My kids are obsessed.  But I can’t really blame them because this classic was almost meant to be an audiobook.  We’ve listened to it in the car probably about a million and a half times.  Same thing I said for ebooks goes for audiobooks.  My library uses Hoopla to loan out media (including movies and some music along with audiobooks!) and it rocks! It’s worth asking about at your local library.fullsizeoutput_2b96 Nature’s Day– Nature stuff. Beautiful illustrations. Lots of great information. Well bound.  Children’s books don’t get much better than this, folks.

fullsizeoutput_2b98Zero Waste Home– I checked this out from the library on the recommendation of a friend when she heard I was doing Buy Nothing November.  I haven’t sat and read it cover to cover yet, but I’ve done quite a bit of flipping through, and I’m loving some of the ideas in there.  I’d recommend it if you’re looking to reduce your waste and simplify your home and life. Can’t wait to dig in more.

fullsizeoutput_2b97When I Was Small– I thought this was such a sweet little book and my kids really liked it.  A child asks her mother to tell her about “when she was small” and this is a playful take on the mothers’ answer.  It made my kids giggle and I thought it was just lovely.

In the spirit of #buynothingnovember, what do you borrow from the library that saves you the most money?  Tell me in the comments; I need all the tips I can get.  And if you’re so inclined, link up with us below.  Be sure to check out what everyone else is up to, as well.  Happy reading!

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11 thoughts on “library haul link-up 11/1

  1. Every time I’ve switched to the reusable version of something I’ve found I’m so much more comfortable and relaxed! Having reusable napkins means I don’t have to worry about running out or fight with the toddler to get her not to eat the paper ones. Cloth pads are so much more comfortable, and my DIY soap means my husband’s hands don’t crack and bleed anymore. Green living for the win!

  2. I definitely have saved SO much money borrowing e-books and audiobooks from the library. The overdrive app is awesome for that. We also have borrowed our fair share of movies too! Sometimes they have fairly new ones 🙂

  3. Magazines and Movies are favorites to check out from the library. We also love audio books. My older kids used to check out the A-Z Mystery series audio books. We all enjoyed listening in the van.

  4. I wish I could use hoopla at the library we go to but since it’s not our home library, I can’t. Borrowing movies and books from the library saves us the most money.

    The book, Zero Waste Home, looks intriguing. Adding it to my list.

  5. I’m adding most of these books to my list . . .

    I love borrowing books and movies from the library. It saves me so much money. Now, this might not be what you’re looking for with the No-spend-November, but shopping library book sales has saved me tons of money. My husband and I want to have a full home library — we want to surround our family with books. Often we can get hardbacks in brand new condition for a buck. This is fantastic for those books that we actually want to own.

  6. Nature’s day sounds good! I’ll have to look for that one. And while I agree that the library helps me save money on books (hands down) I also find that it saves me on children’s music CDs! Just checked out Putumayo’s French Playground, and while my kids and I love it, it’s not a CD I want to keep forever and ever amen. Yay for the library!

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