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Thank you to those of you who have subscribed! I have now moved my blog to it’s new home at LANEY ON THE CHEAP! This will allow me to ingrate new items which will help expand the blog more.

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Laney on the Cheap is moving!

After 2 weeks in my blog venture, I am moving to a new website domain. Hopefully this will all be done tomorrow. Keep your eyes here to see when the move is coming!

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I am a pretty huge bibliophile. To me, any task could be done with a book: car trips, solitary meals, even bathroom breaks. I never thought I would be able to  make the switch from the feel of paperbacks in my hand to a digital reader. Until I received a Kindle this past Christmas from my mother-in-law! Now after scouring amazon for free books (I have over 500 I have never paid for), I can’t give it up.For all you literary lovers out there, printed or electronic, there are resources for you to get free or practically free books to read.

Paper Back Swap – This online book sharing community is one I have been a part of for over 5 years. You simply post books by their ISDN# to your account. For every one of your books that gets requested by another user and you send by mail, you get 1 credit. These credits can in turn be used to request a book be sent to you. It is free, except for the few dollars it costs to send it. The one downside is that sometimes it takes a little while for more popular books to be available to be sent. However, the trick is if there is a book you know in advance is one you want, you put it in your wish list to make sure you are closer to the top of the list.

Bookrooster– Sign up for this website to receive free advance copies of books and review them for amazon giftcard drawings. They will send you an email of a book when it become available as well as a synopsis. Simply click the link to reply and the first 30 people to respond will be sent a copy. If you don’t want to write a review on amazon, you don’t have to. But in order to be eligible for the drawing, you must link your amazon review to the bookrooster site. I joined a few months ago and currently have more books then I have time to read. Here are some of my reviews here.

Lendle OR ebookfling– These site is similar to Paperback Swap, just for digital copies. Lendle is for kindle users only, and ebookfling is for kindle and nook. Both sites have you post books for request and use a credit system based on how many books you post and/or lend. Lendle will also give you amazon gift credits if you are able to lend (which if you are lending the free ones from amazon, is rare). Keep in mind that Kindle books can only be lent once so if you ever want to lend books friends and family, you should not post on here.

A Kindle World Blog– I subscribe to this blog because they regularly post free and newly discounted books available through amazon. I go through these posts a few times a week a download the books that seem interesting to me.

What tricks do you have for getting cheap or free books? Do you prefer paper or digital? What sites are your favorites?

My Google Reader is full of blogs that I read in my spare time (of which I have very little). Most of them are for crafts or savings, but some are not. I am always on the lookout for new blogs, especially those from people who write in the Orlando area, although I have been having trouble finding them.

For those of you still looking for good tips and reading, here is a partial list of my favs for saving:

$5 Dinners

Adventures in Savings

Deal Seeking Mom

Bargain Babe

What are some of you favorite blogs to read? Any from Florida or the Orlando area? Post in the comments below!

In recent years I have stop and started writing blogs. But my due to a strange malady that has come over me lately (call it general melancholy and wanting more from my career as a whole), my thoughts have turned once again to one of my favorite past times: SHARING.

In this case it would be opinions and knowledge, and may be quite eclectic. But that is me in a nutshell, I am nothing if not especially diverse and off the wall.

These entries can be broken down into the following categories:

1. Savings- this could cover coupons, sales, money saving ideas or other DIY projects.

2. Entertainment- reviews on TV and Movies, even video games

3. Things I find interesting at the time

In my household, we have a total of 7 adults that I plan and grocery shop for (in addition to some very unique food likes/dislikes/allergies). We have a very random schedule every week so this causes us to be very creative in what we cook, how we shop, and how we save. There are many different blogs I read in order to research how to best facilitate this in the best way possible.

In addition to the full time job that 5 of us work, we also have a startup company in which we design websites, apps, and help with other digital and web projects. Feel free to visit our website at Fusion Three Productions.

Hopefully this will encourage you to get involved in the discussions and our online community!