My kids are voracious book lovers / readers.
Honey devours books. She is like me in that she is a nighttime reader...she doesnt read during the day but often I will find her, torch under the covers, stealing minutes instead of sleeping.
She also loves to *own* books. She likes to read them and then put them on her shelf. Sometimes she even writes a review about them!
It is, however, an expensive hobby! I have had to look at other ways to find books for her to own.
Enter 'Help the Rural Child' charity bookstore. What a treasure trove Hooli and I found in this store.
We found around 12 titles for under R150 - now that is a bargain. I also went to a bookstore in our area that was closing and found a wonderful series of books for tween girls at R5 each.
We now have a healthy library of our own and it should last us at least 6 months!