How else then, to explain that one way to save money is to avoid buying books?
Okay, I’m not saying that you can’t save money by not purchasing expensive (depending on where you buy them) hardcovers, but, as MobyLives points out, aren’t they the industry that is crying out “help us! Print is dying!”?
I notice that none of these suggestions mentioned reading their paper online for free instead of paying for it everyday?
Perhaps they could have suggested buying used books, or even suggesting that a book might be a better entertainment value than cable television. But no…it’s ditch books because watching grass grow is always free and lasts longer.
There are many reasons to love Melville House, the publisher that runs the MobyLives site. One of which is their single-handed resurrection of German author Hans Fallada (Every Man Dies Alone). Another is this blog post, which explains how facile the Sun’s suggestions (for the most part) are.
When I grow up, I want to blog like they do.