Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Books! Books! Books!!

     I love to read...I usually have two or three books going at the same time.  I have a Kindle which I love...I am kind of a tightwad so I only "buy" books that cost...Nothing!!  And there are a lot of books out there that do qualify as free that are very good.  There are also a lot of books that are not so great.  I usually look at the genre and the recommendations!  So all and all, I probably have 75-80 books on my Kindle...unread!
     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
     I highly recommend her books to anyone who enjoys a good read and is kind of into fantasy/human nature.
     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!!


  1. Hmmm, I always wondered where I got my bibliophileness from....Of course, you know my feelings on library and/or used books.

  2. Hello, Jay, Dear! (Trying to remember if I've read that Alice Hoffman book...LOVE her!)I've come to you from the "Grow Your Blog" list that Vicki at Two Bags full has so kindly left up...(It was over before I heard about it!)I am so happy to have found your delightful blog, and am now following!
    Please visit me if you get the chance!
    Anne ♥

  3. i have enjoyed reading several of your posts regarding memories and this post was interesting too. i know that name and would bet money that i've read her before but cannot remember which book it might have been . . . maybe i'll have to do a google search and see if i can figure it out. at any rate, i'll be keeping her in mind when i next look at a book choice.
    my daughter, who is always intent on lowering her 'footprint' is very careful about not purchasing more books than absolutely necessary. she's a big fan of the library and i have to say that when she was growing up we went on a regular basis. i'm just happy that she enjoys a good book frequently as well as reading whatever textbooks are part of her curriculem.