I used to only buy new books. I loved the smell of new crisp pages and hearing the binding make that unmistakable noise of it’s first opening. I made it through two years of collage buying new textbooks before I realized how silly that was! Yikes. If only I could go back and buy used ones so I could save that money to buy more books now!
Used books, ones with a past life I’ll probably never know; now, these are the books I love. There’s an exciting suspense to request a book on PaperBackSwap.com and have to wait to find out which cover design it will have! These days, I love to wander the asiles of a used bookstore and find a great classic title in that perfect well-loved condition. Sort of feels like I’ve found a treasure.
My January reads:
Heaven Is For Real by Todd Burpo
Excellent and quick read that I would recommend everyone. I read it as an ebook, but this is one of those I wish I had in a hard copy so I could loan it out! Sharing good books, isn’t that what it’s all about?
Happy To Be Here by Garrison Keillor
This is our February book club read. Being from Minnesota I’m familiar with Garrison Keillor’s radio program Prairie Home Companion. I haven’t read a book of short stories in awhile, I forget about the gem that is the short story and get distracted by its longer relative, the novel.
Bird By Bird by Anne Lemott
The tag line reads: Some Instruction on Writing and Life. I’m about halfway through this little number.
A Year In Provence by Peter Mayle
I’m playing catch up and need to finish this book from December for our book club. It makes me long to travel again. I think I’ll get the chance… some day, but probably not in the near future. It’s in my 10-20 year plan.
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