It is so much fun to shop for new books. I think that’s the only shopping I really enjoy…I’m not much for clothing or shoes, but put me in a bookstore and I can browse the aisles for hours! Although I prefer to look for books at a physical store where I can hold and feel the book (yes, sometimes the feel of a book has a say in me buying it), I’m not opposed to online shopping. One of my favorite places to shop online is BookOutlet.com because they have such reasonable prices.
Science Fiction isn’t a genre I am familiar with – except for Star Trek. I am not a reader of SciFi unless it is Star Trek related, so reading this novel was a difference experience for me. When reading a fiction, mystery, or suspense, all these genres have something in common; they are about our world and describe objects I am familiar with. Not so with Out of the Silent Planet.
Do you have the urge to write? Is one of your goals to write a book? I know my answer to both of these questions was a motivated “YES!”, but I wasn’t sure if my desire to write a book would ever materialize. Why? Because I wasn’t sure what I wanted to write about. I knew I had the passion to write and I knew I wanted to write a book; how that would happen, I had no idea. Then one day I decided I wanted to write a children’s book. However, I still didn’t know what I wanted to write about. I remembered that old adage, “Write about what you know”.
From my reading list for March/April, I have finished The Auschwitz Escape by Joel C. Rosenberg. Added to my list for May is The Big Fisherman by Lloyd C. Douglas. This is a book I have wanted to read ever since I read (and loved) The Robe. The Robe has become one of my favorite books and I’m hoping The Big Fisherman will be just as good.
After waiting over a year, I was surprised to receive an email from Paperback Swap declaring “Your Wish Has Been Granted”. It’s a most wonderful feeling when you know a book you have been wanting is about to arrive at your door.
Every year my local library puts together a book sale to raise money for the library. I watch the calendar waiting for the month of April to arrive, knowing when it does I will begin my countdown to the day of the sale. When the date was announced this year, I was extra excited since I heard there were going to be a lot of children’s books at this year’s sale.