I spent 830 euro bucks on books this month. Posted on May 19, 2023 by Anonymous I spent 830 euro bucks on books this month.
Why do you keep bragging in threads about how much you spend per month? Post books
fuck books. post cats
Why not both?
a lot of y'all niggas do this and then have the audacity to laugh at reddit consoomers. and i know, books and vidya ain't the same, but don't tell me you don't buy these because of consumeristic urges
What’s wrong with being a consumer? Or even having “consumeristic urges”. I see absolutely nothing wrong with this.
It really depends what you consume, when people buy books and read them, that's fine. But if all you do is consume shit that you don't use it looks like mental health problem. Like the people who go to Macy's and other discounted stores to buy shit they they don't need just for the euphoria of buying something. That's consumerism and it's for low iq normies.
i think equating products with happiness or wellbeing is what's wrong. but i don't see why people blame others for consuming, what else are you supposed to do with your money on a system that is built around consumerism. are you meant to burn the money or bury it?
Money is a resource. Saving it helps you in future events.
Saving money is a thing lower social classes do. Money comes and money goes. Live the bohéme life, my fren
Have fun with the stress from not having enough money for emergencies.
There's no stress involved anymore. I can't even spend all my money anymore so it saves up automatically.
not my freaking emergencynos!!!!
That is just spending it later on. Its like saving a cake for after you stop your diet.
Having savings is ofc a good thing but buying books and having davings aren't mutualy exclusive
Show us a picture of what you bought.
Here's today's books.
But is he wrong?
I don't complain about Reddit tho. There's lots of consumerist urges in me but I cope with them by telling me I need art books for referencing for my own drawings and books for reading so I get more ideas for my own writing projects. I support all my book hoarder bros.
i am guilty as charged of what i described above somethimes, so don't think i was just purely patronizing or something.
nice books, by the way
Redpill me on Ludwig Richter Album
literally 2000 pages of fairy-tale woodcut illustrations
I spent $0 because I just download books for free. Get rekt
you downloaded texts, not books
I will likely end up spending the same on codeine, morphine, ketamine, cocaine, and perhaps even a visit to my favorite hooker by the end of the month for a 90 minute romp of facesitting and anal, and I have been borrowing a few books from the library.
Embrace the LULZerary lifestyle.
Sounds kinda kino. Go for it, my fren! Write stories about your experiences.
Trust fund losers will also be lined up against the wall
Some other books I'm pretty sure I bought this month.
These look really nice - thanks for sharing.
Melville was hard up for cash but chose books over food for his family. He was notorious for buying books that he wanted and then giving them to his wife as gifts (lol).
All writers who were notorious book addicts are worthwile.
I just spent $85 to get better editions of three books I already have
Nice. That's what I'm talking about
Recently spent 7 bucks on very lightly-used copies of the following:
> Rubicon by Tom Holland
> Three Musketeers by Dumas
> Invisible Cities by Calvino
How’d I do /lit? There was also some Trollope and le Carré in the store, and a copy of Lady Chatterley’s Lover, although I really can’t stomach reading material about infidelity and the sort.
>I really can’t stomach
Out of disgust rather than weakness tbh
Disgust is a weakness.
I spent $40 on 9 used books
where the hell do you guys find cheap books
every used bookstore in my city is still expensive and online stores are too
Thrift stores. Used bookstores need to make money off books in order to survive, so often they are almost as expensive as retail stores.
>pirate the book
>go to your local university
>print the entire book for free
I go to thrift shops, get books for $1-3 each
You go there and look at every book on the book shelf and pick up a few, for me it's basically picking up every single classic I see although if it is in the public domain, like Jane Austen or Charles Dickens I likely won't buy it unless it has interesting notes or is a nice copy like an Everyman's Edition
I go to used book stores and online stores for books I specifically want but they'll be more expensive
I picked up a copy of Dostoyevsky's Brothers Karamazov for $2 at a thrift shop and picked up a copy of Gogol's Dead Souls for $10 at a used book store
I picked up signet editions of Shakespeare's plays for $1 each but spend $8-9 each for Arden Shakespeare editions that I buy online
Btw i've been thrift shopping for about 4 years now
I'd say just getting one decent book per store is a good haul so don't expect too much
Sometimes you hit a jack pot and there's like 11 books you want and they're all priced $1 each
I've been book shopping for 20 years now.
This is quite correct. It takes some practice and time to learn where to get books and how to save money while doing it.