Wherein I embark on a journey…
It all started innocently enough. I was at my local dollar store when something caught my eye. It was a book. (This book, actually.) The book stood out for me because it’s a book that was already on my long term To Be Read list. And the thunderbolt struck. I came to the sudden realization that I can buy books — ones I actually want to read — for a dollar. One Dollar! And I thought to myself, “Oh it is so on!”
So I have set for myself a challenge. For the next year I intend to read only books that I am able to purchase for One Dollar (or less!) And I am going to share my dollar deals right here.
There are, of course, some ground rules. (Else all would be anarchy!)
- Format is irrelevant. It doesn’t matter whether the book is a paperback, hardcover, or digital, so long as the price is not over One Dollar.
- Sales tax is not included in the limit. Technically, I will be paying a little over One Dollar, in most instances, due to sales tax. The One Dollar limit only applies to the sale price of the book.
- For my purposes, I won’t be purchasing self-published books. The only reason is that such books are often priced much lower than non self-published books, with many being offered for 99 cents, or even for free. Finding self-published books at my price point just wouldn’t be much of a challenge.
On occasion there may be ancillary costs incurred (e.g. the cost of a Amazon Prime membership.) I’ll be sure to disclose such costs in my posts. But otherwise, that’s it. That’s the Dollar Read$ Challenge.
This should be fun.