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Expanding My Knowledge with Some New Books

I’m always happy to learn new things. Several months ago, I was scrolling through Facebook and saw an ad for a book on hydroponics. The book was free at that time. I was just required to pay shipping and handling. I usually keep on scrolling when I see things like that, but this one captured my interest because I’ve been curious about hydroponics for a while.

In case you aren’t familiar with the term, hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil. Plants obtain their nutrients from a water solution and can be grown indoors.

I clicked on the ad and read about the book. I decided to go ahead and order it. The ordering system took me through several screens showing me different books available for “great” prices, and asking me if I wanted to add them to my order one by one.

I admit it. I have a weakness for books. Before Google, Alexa, Siri, Youtube, and even Ask Jeeves, we learned things by reading books. If we had a burning desire for a certain piece of knowledge, we went to the bookstore or the library and searched for our answers the old-fashioned way. I prefer learning things that way.

Therefore, when I see shiny new books advertised to show teach me how to live a better and more sustainable life, I really, really want to buy them. I tried to stay strong, but the topics were interesting, and I found myself overwhelmed by the desire to learn their secrets. I ended up buying ten books and spending far more money than I anticipated. I believe that was in February.

Time went on. The stay at home orders hit. I was home with all kinds of time to be reading. I kept checking my mailbox, but no books. I was called back to work after three and a half weeks at home, and I still didn’t have my books. I was beginning to wonder if I’d been scammed. It’s been known to happen to even the most careful of consumers. I planned on sending an email to the company on my next day off.

I’m happy to say it wasn’t a scam. I received my books yesterday. I’m excited to start reading and see what pearls of wisdom hide between those shiny covers. I’m going to learn about the healing powers of honey, lemon, and apple cider vinegar. I’ll discover the proper way to grow a box garden and hydroponics, what foods will cleanse my body naturally, how to make yummy desserts from healthy plants, and which herbs to use for what ails me.

I may be middle aged, but I’m still eager to expand my knowledge. Mama always told me that an education is the one thing that no one can ever take away from me.

I hope you stay healthy, safe, and learn something new today! Thank you for reading Ozarks Maven! If you’ve enjoyed my little seeds of wisdom and job, please subscribe to Ozarks Maven, Like Ozarks Maven on Facebook, or follow me on Twitter @OzarksMaven.

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