Wednesday, May 31, 2023

And Just Like That....

I started this blog shortly after I got married in 2005, so if you go way back to the beginning, you'll find posts about my pregnancy and the birth of our son Alex. Well, yesterday, he turned sixteen. Here's his first appearance on my blog....

To yesterday.

Many happy returns, son!

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Book Discovery

How do you discover new books you want to read? For a long time, I was mostly dependent on bookstores and libraries. These days, I most often find books through the bargain ebook lists I subscribe to. I also follow some authors on social media or Amazon so I can pre-order their books. I seldom visit a physical bookstore, but I still thrill at spending some time at my local library and browsing through my favorite sections. I will pick up books if I'm familiar with the author or series, but I'm usually willing to try a book if the description is enticing. I also belong to a local book club, which often gets me reading books outside my typical genres. Although I sometimes pick up books through word-of-mouth recommendations, it's less effective than some of the other methods listed above.

What's your preferred method for discovering books? Feel free to share in the comments.

Wednesday, May 17, 2023