Lately, I’ve found that something curious has been happening… curious for me anyways. I’ve been finding and selecting books to read in a whole different way than what I’m used to.
Before DJ, with much more time on my hands, I would scour bookstores and the library, taking my time to decide on a few books to purchase or borrow. I was known to walk out of the library with five books at once. I would read anything, really, even if I wasn’t feeling it. As Elise recently said, “Life is too short to waste time on a book you’re not connecting with,” and I couldn’t agree more, kids or no kids.
These days, I find myself relying heavily (almost solely) on suggestions from friends online. It’s nearly impossible, when I see someone I admire online posting about a book they loved, for me not to look into what the story is about. Having tried to read one of Jojo Moyes books over a year ago and not getting past the second page, I probably would never have picked up Me Before You, if it weren’t for Meg.
And what a terrible shame that would have been, because it was so stunningly sad and incredible.
Anyways, it got me wondering about how you all find and select what books you read? I’d love to hear from you.