Although the source of most of my books is the local library, I sometimes get impatient waiting for a bestseller. Who wants to read one a year after the excitement fades? And Audible has lately caught my attention and dollars, giving me companionship when I walk. My bookshelf is small these days, and I tend to be cautious in purchasing new books to crowd those I’ve chosen to keep forever. Nevertheless, circumstances, the news, and my own procrastination have motivated me to buy a few books I might otherwise have not.
Hamilton by Ron Chernow
After borrowing this tome of over seven hundred pages from the library – twice – and returning the book not finished, I discovered the paperback version has been published. Someday I will take a long flight again, and then it will be with me.
Bob Dylan – The Lyrics
After Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature, I wondered if I had missed something. His familiar lyrics from “Blowin’in the Wind,” written in 1962 have a message still applicable today, but what of his others? Downloading the sample book to my iPhone gave me a few, appropriately stopping at “Mixed Up Confusion” – my sentiments lately after the recent Presidential election. I decided more of Dylan’s poetry might be the salve I need now.
This Was a Man
Jeffrey Archer’s last book in The Clifton Chronicles could not wait. Will my namesake be back? I want to know what happens – now.
I buy them all – or at least put the sample on my Kindle. Ever since I saw the Seinfeld show about why he didn’t borrow books from the library, I’ve been a little reluctant.
I remember that episode. 😀