How many books fit in a mason jar?

6!  Well, six plus three comic books but The Kid took off with his comics before I could get a photo.  

I keep a "Fun Money" jar on my desk-it's a bright green Mason jar that I don't use for canning because marinara sauce looks really weird in colored jars.  Each time the jar gets full, we cash it in and find something fun to do.  


This time around, we hit our local independent bookstore and spent every last penny.  We had nearly $87 crammed into that jar and would have been right on budget had I not seen another beekeeping book for the Hubs.  Since I was buying an extra book specifically for him, it didn't matter that we went over.  I can justify any book purchase.

I was able to pick up six titles that I've been wanting to read but didn't have at our Library.  The Hubs only reads nonfiction so I tried to find a few that would interest us both.  I can always justify nonfiction purchases because he takes forever to read a book.  I will never understand how some people can read three pages and then move on to something else.  

If that's how you read, you do you.  

My final picks were:



Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo, H is for Hawk by Helen Macdonald, Three Moments of an Explosion by China Mieville, Ghostwalk by Rebecca Stott, Black Fire by Robert Graysmith, and The Backyard Beekeeper by Kim Flottum.


Now I need to finish up the three books I borrowed from the Library, the four titles that are coming out in October, four other books I ordered online, and then I'll get to these.  

Well, that's the plan at least.  Having too many books read is the best kind of problem! 

How do you buy books?  Library sales?  Independent booksellers?  Online?