If she has extra cash, she'll spend it on books. If she has extra time, she'll read. If you need a book, she'll share.
Alison's book collection has turned into a library for several of her friends. On a regular basis for the past month, two of her friends have called to come over and borrow a book, or more likely, books. Good news -- they return them and they also loan theirs to her.
Sounds like a fair trade.
p.s. it's good to be back. thanks for sticking with me. i hope to be able to hang out around here more often again.