Booking Through Thursday: Extremes

Booking Through Thursday

A meme from Booking Through Thursday.

Today’s topic is “What’s the furthest you’ve ever gone to get something to read? (Think extremes as well as miles—wrangling a ride from a stranger to a distant bookstore just to get the newest book from a favorite author?) If your absolute favorite author (living or dead) was coming out with a brand new book tomorrow, how far would you go, what would you do to get a copy?

My mother and I drove to New Orleans to go to ALA and got a ridiculous amount of books. I even offered car space to people I knew who were flying. I’ve never been much of a midnight release person. Especially now it is really hard to imagine having to go far to get a book. When I was a kid I was limited to what was at the local Barnes and Noble, then Amazon took over the world. Now the only books that are hard to find are old books and I don’t think I’ll ever have the money or patience to buy first editions just for show.


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