Books I Have to Buy not Borrow

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.

9780143034759_p0_v6_s192x300 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.

9781451648768_p0_v2_s192x300 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.

9781250061638_p0_v5_s192x300 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.

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Books I Have to Buy not Borrow

  1. Jeanie F

    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.

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