The most amazing thing happened today. As I walked into the YMCA this morning to take advantage of free childcare, I caught a glimpse of a book. Could it be? A book sale? I’m a sucker for book sales. Actually, I’m a sucker for anything at a discounted price. I love a good deal. Combine that with my love for books and it no-holds-barred. As I rounded the corner, hoping my son was staying close because I was in the zone and as far as I was concerned he was on his own, I saw it. The most amazing sign I’ve ever seen. “Free books”. Those two words are like crack for me. Whoa Nellie. Free books? I hit the jackpot.
Since they were free, these books weren’t exactly the cream of the crop, but I am always able to find a winner amongst a sea of losers. That’s how I snagged my husband. I walked away with all three of Larry McMurtry’s Lonesome Dove series and a hardback Harry Potter book. If there’s one thing I know, it’s that you can never have too many Harry Potter books. Score!
Here are the best bookish links around the web from this week:
HarperAudio Goes Retro with New Vinyl Audiobook Series – I love vinyl and I love that it’s making a comeback. My parents had an awesome stereo system growing up that took up about half the living room. It had a cd player and a record player connected to it. My dad had the most extensive vinyl collection I’ve ever seen. My mom still has the stereo system and actually has a new record player for it. I wouldn’t mind kicking back and listening to an audiobook on it. Does that make me a huge dork? Probably. But I gave up on being cool a long time ago.
What Sat on Trump’s Nightstand This Year? – For a complete list of what not to read and further proof that we have a complete idiot running our country. I’m never political on this blog, but exceptions can be made when you da boss.
How Technology Is (and Isn’t) Changing Our Reading Habits – I read this just after finishing an audiobook. Just like with everything else, book-technology isn’t always a good thing. If there’s a good audiobook that I get into, I take every spare moment to listen to it. And then I start trying to have conversations with people while listening to the audiobook at the same time. Apparently, people don’t like that. It’s good to see that physical books aren’t losing their place in the world. I will always love physical books. I especially love the way they smell. I really think that I could make big bucks with a “new book scent” air freshener.
Reproductive Freedom Lies Just Outside The U.S. Border In ‘Red Clocks’ – I mentioned earlier that this is one of the books I’m excited to read in 2018. For lovers of Margaret Atwood and other dystopian feminist lit, this looks like a good pick. I liked reading about Zumas’ inspiration for writing the book.
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