I have a book by Spielman & Valitchka. It has lots of patterns. You should try half.com they sell books cheap. I've bought router and other books there.
Yep, the trick is, find the book you want. If you don't mind spending the $, you can buy from places like Barnes & Nobel, or new from Amazon, etc. But what I do is shop on-line, for used books. MUCH less expensive. Half.com is only one of a bunch of on-line sellers, I often check out several, and can often find a substantial savings that way. EvilBay is the last place I would look for a used book, prices are often good, but there are a LOT of people on there trying to make their mone off of shipping costs, and $20 is way too much to pay for shipping a book.
I used to visit a nice used book store in Raleigh, NC, weekly, got books usually from about $3-$10. Then found on-line sellers, and found out I could sometimes get the same book the used bookstore was selling, for less even if you included shipping. And no gas money on-line. Some of those old used books I bought years ago for $5-6 each, are now listed at up to about $300. Amazing.
I do not buy new books anymore, unless I have to. Or they are Terry Pratchett books.
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Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.