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Shopping for books

October 28, 2009 - Cindy Votruba
Being near a Barnes and Noble this past weekend was tempting to this bibliophile. There I was, scanning titles and authors, looking for new reading material. I did buy a book, but it wasn’t for me. Thanks B&N for saving me from having to order Ross’ birthday present online!

This is how I shop at Barnes and Noble. I spot a cover that lookis interesting to me, turn it over and look at the synopsis. If I like what I see, I’m fishing in my purse for something to write on (usually it tends to be a Hy-Vee receipt or the back of my checkbook) and jot down the author’s name. Then I’m heading to the Interlibrary loan Web site to try and find the book. Two of the authors I wrote down from this past weekend were at Marshall’s library. One is a book by Elizabeth Berg about a trio of sisters living in Chicago in 1943 with their folks and younger brothers. One is engaged to a soldier, one is hoping to be engaged to a soldier she was dating before he got sent overseas and the other goes to USO dances and is writing to several soldiers. It’s a sweet story so far as I like reading books from that era.

On a separate note, I finally got “The Help” by Kathryn Stockett from the library. Only took a month and a half! Now I have to see if my book club wants to keep it as the December selection.


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