As I've mentioned before on this blog, I'm an avid reader. I'm also faced with the problem of not having enough space for all the books I buy, and the annoying realization that I might spend too much money on books. I frequent the library quite often, but there are a lot of books and authors that I enjoy that aren't found at the local libraries.
So imagine my giddiness when I discovered Paperspine.* It's Netflix, but for books. The subscription prices are very reasonable - even the most expensive tier is less than what I spend per month on books. I spent some time last night comparing my 'I want to read this but the libraries don't have it and I'm not sure about buying it' list to what's available on Paperspine. Out of 20 books I compared, only 4 weren't available. It looks like Paperspine is only doing paperbacks or trade paperbacks right now, but they say they're looking at a hardcover plan too.
I think I may have found an answer to the space/money issues. I'm all excited. I'll let you know how it goes.
*Disclaimer: This is not an endorsement of this company. I have no idea how well it works so if it's something you find you're interested in, please do your own research and such. But if you do join, let's see if there's a friends option where we can compare reading lists.