When it comes to reading I have a tendency to revert to risk aversion behavior after one or two disappointing book purchases. Right now I’m struggling with this affliction. Typically I buy an average of 3 to 4 new books a week (whether on my Kindle or at Borders). It’s probably been a solid two weeks since I’ve invested the time to even look at what’s out there.
Instead, I am rolling through old stories that I’ve read dozens of times. Why? Because I know the payoff is there. If a book is still sitting on a shelf in my home, I know it was at least a decent read. Books that make me bang my head against the wall immediately end up in the trash or a donation bin.
Come to think of it, my last three purchases from Amazon were for other people. Two highly recommended reads (which I am interested in) were selected for my mother. I think of her as my beta reader. If she gives a story a thumbs up then I figure it’s safe from major disappointment. The other book was for my husband…but it will also be placed in my TBR pile if it meets his expectations.
Anyone have a great recent reading experience? Something that you couldn’t put down? If you read this post I would love for you to share…c’mon you can do it!!!