Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Book shopping

I used to buy a lot of books but for awhile now I have been using the online library and checking out e-books that I read on my iPad.
I really love using the library because 1-it's free and 2-I find that I read things that I wouldn't have chosen when browsing a bookstore.

Sometimes I go to the "available now" section and just pick the first book that comes up (unless it is a romance novel...I skip those).  I have read a variety of both fiction and non-fiction books that I have really loved by choosing this way.

Another thing I like to do is to look at the books when I go to Costco.  If a book strikes me as interesting I will snap a picture of the cover to see if it is available at the library.

Here are a couple of books that recently caught my eye.  I haven't read either of them yet.

A few years ago I read a good book that I found in the "available now" section.  I really enjoyed it.

Later I saw a book at Costco that had an interesting cover.  I didn't read the back or anything, just snapped a picture of it based on the cover art.  It turned out to be available at the library so I checked it out.  Part way through I realized it was familiar but I kept reading because I couldn't remember the ending.  I did remember the ending before I was done but I finished the book anyway because it was a good book.  You guessed it, it was the same book.

And then, some months later, I saw a book in the library list that looked interesting.  I checked it out.  Unbelievably it was the same book!  This time I realized it earlier in my reading but not until I started'd think by this point I would recognize the title or author! It did have different cover art so maybe that threw me?  I don't know.  Anyway, despite recognizing the story, I read the book again.  I am one of those people that doesn't mind re-reading a book or re-watching a movie, or eating the same thing day after day for that get the point.

You will be pleased to know that I now have that book, the author, the title and the storyline firmly in my memory bank.  I don't think I will accidentally read it again.

For curious minds:  State of Wonder by Anne Patchett

Telling this story did make me think that I should find some other books by this author to read because, obviously, I really liked this book!

1 comment:

  1. Funny!! I've done that before but not twice. ;) I've loved using our online library, it's heaven!