Reunited with paperbacks

Books I bought at the local bookstore in Chatham called, Where the Sidewalk Ends.

Books I bought at the local bookstore in Chatham called, Where the Sidewalk Ends.

I consider myself an avid reader who can’t get enough of books. Severals years ago, I remember being on the fence about whether to take the plunge and buy an e-reader or support books and bookstores.  I can’t tell you how much books mean to me except they take a large place in my heart.  I began to realize that my home had been invaded with books. I would read them and not want to let them go. I would donate a few here and there but knew that I would run out of places to store them in my home. Finally I bought my first e-reader it was a Kindle.

I remember still feeling a bit conflicted. So I developed a regular habit of going the library and my local bookstore. I visited the library at least two times a month and went to the bookstore once a week and grabbed a few books and sat in the cafe skimming through them.  I love looking at all the amazing jacket covers. Let’s face it, the people that design book covers are incredibly talented because I am a sucker for a great cover.

One thing that I have noticed is that independent bookstores are becoming extinct and even brick and mortar bookstores are facing hard times.  So when we went on our anniversary vacation, I made it a point to find the local bookstores and make some purchases. I did this with the intention of supporting them and to reunite me with the book.

I now have a Nook HD and still enjoy the portability of my library of books but I am finding balance by buying books on occasion at bookstores.

I look forward to reading these three new books and will be sure to include reviews in Belinda’s Book Nook.

Have a blessed day!



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