I hope you all had a wonderful weekend. It’s silly, but if I leave for the day and see a groundhog or another random animal, that just makes the rest of the day better. I saw a groundhog today 🙂 Those buddies are just too precious.
Lately and for whatever reason, I have been getting back into reading paper-based books. Isn’t that weird that we even have to make the distinction now? I used to only read paper-based books, but after getting my Kindle a few years ago, I haven’t had the need. I honestly love my Kindle and read so much faster on it. Not to mention, it’s very lightweight and convenient to store and carry around. Books for Kindle tend to be either free or less expensive than paper-based books. However, I miss going to bookstores and looking at books that might interest me and then having those books to add to my collection.
I used to have tons of books as a kid, but have gotten rid of a good majority of them. That’s not to say that I haven’t regained much of what I gave away/sold. My collection is probably bigger now than it used to be, but now it’s filled with adult books rather than juvenile or young adult series. Actually, now that I think about it, my friend Olivia’s mom had a huge collection of Danielle Steele and VC Andrews and Olivia would sneak them and I’d get them from the library. We thought we were soooo grown-up. I definitely shouldn’t have been reading semi-trashy romance novels when I was in middle school. I just look back at all the things I did as a kid and laugh and this is definitely one of those things. I was such a weirdo.
Anyway, I’m going through a paper-based book phase right now and I’ve gotten four new additions to my collection in the past week.
Two of the books are by Geraldine Brooks (Caleb’s Crossing and People of the Book). You can’t be $3 a piece for almost new copies of books by one of my favorite authors. I got them at a Half-Price Books Outlet and that place is so overwhelming, but awesome. I could spend a day in there easily. The other two are Barnes & Noble bargain buys. All of these are historical-fiction/period pieces, which is my favorite genre and always has been.
So, that’s my new thing. What’s new with you? Are you more drawn to paper-based books or digital copies? Do you have a preference and why? Who are your favorite author(s) and what are your favorite genre(s)?
I’d love to hear what you have to say! Know that I ALWAYS read comments, but forget I read them and forget to respond. I suck at that, I know.
Thanks for reading!