Good afternoon Children,
I picked up 2 NEW books yesterday. I am fortunate to be able to have a credit card that earns me B&N gift certificates. Credit cards are tricky things, they absolutely can get one into trouble, but if handled correctly they are just fine. We only spend what we can afford to pay each month, we are very careful, so we never pay any interest or anything. Our card also doesn't have any fees, which is important, so we just earn the points up for gift certificates and then get to buy new books. It's also nice to know that we have a certain line of credit secured in case of some emergency. People get into trouble with them when they see the available credit, of however many hundreds or thousands of dollars, as money they can spend above what they have available. When you can't pay it off in full each month you get charged interest and it can quickly snowball out of control.
Anyway, I got Neil Gaiman's Trigger Warning and Norse Myths. I am very happy to have these lovely new books. If only my to be read pile wasn't so ridiculous. ^_^