My husband likes movies. He was a cinema major in college. He buys movies. Nearly every week, a package comes in the mail. More movies! We will never be able to watch all the movies in our house that are still in their cellophane in our lifetimes. We’re too busy trying to watch what’s on the DVR so he can record more.
Me? When there’s a movie I really want to see, I check the library’s website. That way, my tax dollars continue to work for me, I’m supporting a wonderful service to the community, and I don’t have to find a place to store the DVD after I’ve finished watching the movie.
I’m a voracious reader. But I’ve become very selective about what I purchase, as I have run out of space for books. Yes, I have an e-reader. Right now, I have three of them, not counting my Kindle for PC. Doesn’t matter. It makes more sense to borrow a book from the library. I can download from both my local library system and the New York City Public Library system.
Using the library costs me nothing but my tax dollars, which I have to pay anyway. Why not take advantage of it?