Thursday, April 16, 2009

Booking Through Thursday -- 4/16

Yesterday, April 15th, was Tax Day here in the U.S., which means lots of lucky people will get refunds of over-paid taxes.
Whether you’re one of them or not, what would you spend an unexpected windfall on? Say … $50? How about $500?

If it was a lot of money, I would probably split the windfall in half and spend the first half on paying off my student loans and then donate the second half to my local public or school library. If it was a smaller amount, I would most likely buy bookshelves for my apartment and work on filling them with books. (I very rarely spend money on books. Mostly, I get all my books from the library.)

What about you?

18 comments:

thekoolaidmom said...

Sweet that you would donate like that... I consider my overdue fines as my "library donation," lol... plus I buy books at the book sale often. If the library's book sale AND the arrival of the check were perfectly timed together, I might go a little silly and buy more than I can pack home :-D

Jo said...

I'm with you on getting bookshelves! I'm a book buyer, and I'm just running out of space! I didn't think about paying off my student loans. Good idea!

madbibliophile said...

I definitely need more shelves. I've been looking around. The trouble is - I can afford a new bookshelf but I'm stumped as to where we can put it!

Missy said...

I would start my own business...I would love to own a little used bookstore, where people could come and browse the shelves, sit in cozy chairs and do some reading, have a cup of tea. Yep, that's what I would do!

Dot said...

Thanks for visiting my blog! I think it's lovely that you said that you would donate some of the money to your library- what a nice idea!

Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading said...

You can never have too many bookshelves!

Alexia said...

I always get my books from the library. I'd love to be able to just fill a new bookshelf with books!

Bluestocking said...

ARgh!!! Student loans.
Windfall

Charli and me said...

Everyone could use bookshelves. I usually buy my books. Paying off student loans would be good and every library can use a donation. Happy BTT! I hope you have a lovely day.

Marie said...

great answer. i like that you would donate some. with me i guess it depends how much we're talking about. but i like your answer a lot :-)

Scattie said...

That's really sweet to think of the library like that, I too use my local library most of the time. Book shelves are always a good idea!
Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kim said...

What a great answer. I'm with you on the donating and bookshelves. I forgot all about wanting more shelves. :)

Thanks so much for coming over and looking at mine and leaving such a nice comment.

Sherrie said...

Hi!
I usually get books from the library too. But once in awhile I buy a book or get one through my book club! Thanks for stopping by my place. Have a great evening!

Sherrie

Yvonne said...

What a nice idea to donate to the library!

~*Kaila*~ said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog!

And what book lover doesn't need new bookshelves haha. I think it's an almost chronic affliction for us.

bokunosekai said...

Nice and simple answer :)

I wish I can find all the books I want in the library...I have to buy them

Blodeuedd said...

So nice of you to want to donate :D

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

That is so giving of you to donate some of it!