My son wants new books

@maxen07 (887)
Philippines
May 1, 2016 2:41am CST
Ian's love for knowledge has developed because my mom and I used to buy him educational books. From National Geographic Kid's Almanac to Kid's World Atlas to The Human Body, basically anything that will make him sit at home reading to pass the time. He doesn't care much for story books, though. Right now, our budget is very tight and we can't afford any new books for now. He does have time to use the computer but more often than not, he uses up his time playing video games or watching DIY videos. It can get really annoying when he starts complaining that he doesn't have anything to do. His hobbies are limited to crafting paper stuff and reading. I got rid of the television long ago because I don't like that he spends the rest of his time watching TV after using my computer. This is also part of why he's able to retain himself in the honor roll. I hope that I will earn enough soon so that I can buy him new books again.
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@BelleStarr (39077)
• United States
1 May 16
I think you need to look for some places online where people are giving away books, maybe they would send them to you.
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@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I could try that, thanks!
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@marlina (75083)
• Canada
1 May 16
Why don't you go to the library, they have plenty of good books there.
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@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
1 May 16
Believe me, if we have a library in the area, he'd be there all day long and I'm not going to stop him.
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@skysnap (17808)
1 May 16
Kindle can be one good option in such case. there are plenty of good books on kindle. You can also use kindle app on android and iphone for this.
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
1 May 16
Have you checked to see if you can find some used books for sale for him.
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@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Actually yes. The nearest second-hand book store has a lot but mostly are story books and outdated ones.
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@Marcyaz (35650)
• United States
2 May 16
@maxen07 Okay sorry they don't have anything appropriate.
@Corbin5 (109890)
• United States
1 May 16
You are fortunate that your son loves reading. Avid readers always excel in school and your son making the honor roll each time is proof of that. I hope you do make enough to buy him some new books!
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@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
2 May 16
His love for reading developed because he was easily bored. I do hope that I will earn enough.
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@Skrysekh (88)
1 May 16
Try to buy him a tablet and he can download the books for free (pirate) or a smartphone. I've been using my smartphone to watch videos or read books for the past few years.
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@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
2 May 16
He'll be getting a tablet from his uncle soon so downloads would definitely be good too. Thanks!
@Shavkat (63616)
• Philippines
1 May 16
I think he can also read some e-books that is appropriate for him.
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@maxen07 (887)
• Philippines
2 May 16
Yes, we will be searching as soon as he gets a tablet.
@rona07 (1663)
• Philippines
1 May 16
It is really hard when we cant give our child what they need. There are lots e books he can download or you can simply borrow books from a friend or a relatives. And yep, city library are a small town library are still open this days.
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