Tuesday, August 2, 2011
Summer Reading Without an E-reader
Packing books for my trip to the Florida Keys was as essential as packing bathing suits, sunscreen, and bug spray. For me the process of gathering books is a little more involved since I’m still one of those people refusing to buy an e-reader.
In search of the perfect beach read, I went through my TBR pile. Found one book there – The Man Who Loved Pride and Prejudice.
Next I checked what my goodreads (www.goodreads.com) friends were reading. I didn’t fine anything new there. I had read the popular summer reads and NYT bestsellers.
My next step was a search of the online booksellers. The problem with scanning the pages of – people who bought this also bought… - is that it takes too many scans to get to the lesser known authors. I quickly tired of that process which didn’t produce anything of interest.
My favorite way to find a book is to search the fiction section of my local bookstore. I’d die if they closed my local B&N. At the bookstore I searched for books that had caught my eye in the past and for some reason I never read. I added two books to my list. At home I searched the titles on my public library database to see if they were on the shelf or needed to be reserved.
The Dress Lodger by Sheri Holman
The Book of Air and Shadows by Michael Gruber
The end result was a great week spent at Duck Key sitting at the lagoon reading.
What books have you read this summer? Did you use an e-reader or buy a book?
Goodreads Book Giveaway
Chocolate Muse (A Love by Chocolate Romance)
Being released August 04 2011
Giveaway ends in 28 days (August 31, 2011)