On the other hand, I love old-fashioned hardback backs or paperbacks...the written word on paper!! But again, my tightwadedness keeps me from buying many books. Fortunately...there is the Public Library!! Every where we have lived, one of the first things we do is to get a free library card to be able to check out free library books! I don't know if other countries have Free Libraries, but that institution is certainly one of the greatest perks of living in the United States!
And I don't always have to read the most recent books. I am currently reading a book that was published about nine years ago. It is by one of my favorite writers...Alice Hoffman. I just discovered her about three years ago...she has written at least forty books and I am working my way through all of them.
|"The Probable Future" by Alice Hoffman|
My choices of literature are very eclectic! I love historical fiction, scifi, good mysteries, human interest, biographies...all kinds of stuff. And, one thing I discovered in my senior years, that if a book doesn't grab me in the first 25-30 pages, I quit it! I used to feel that if I started a book, I HAD to finish it! No more...life is too short!! Oh, and one thing I learned early...do not bend down the corners of books to save your place! Use a bookmark!!