Mar 262012
 

      

Hosted by Miz B at Should Be Reading 

Today’s question:
Have you ever found a book out of the blue, read it, and then had it be surprisingly good — one that stuck with you for years? If so, what book was it?

My response:
Many years ago, I would say approximately 20 years when my sons were small, I remember picking up a book at our local library during one of their liquidation sales.  I remember the author but not so much the story since it was so long ago.  I had never heard of or read any of the author’s books but  remember thinking that the synopsis on the back cover sounded interesting.   The book was by Emilie Richards and I remember that after I read it, it was an author that went on my list of authors to read.  One of the reasons that it comes to mind is that after reading the book, I went back to the library to borrow some of her other books but there were none on the shelves.  So one day, I put the boys in the car and we hit a few of the used book stores in our area on the hunt for her books and I found one.  It stands out in my mind because I vividly remember that day that the boys and I went on our mission.

What about you?  Has a book that you picked, by chance, stayed with you for years?

March is being hosted by Diary of an Eccentric 

Mailbox Monday was created by Marcia of A girl and her books and is now on tour.
According to Marcia, “Mailbox Monday is the gathering place for readers to share the books that came into their house last week. Warning: Mailbox Monday can lead to envy, toppling TBR piles and humongous wish lists.”

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  10 Responses to “Monday Memes”

  1. What a nice memory with the boys and books. Hope you have a fun reading day today.

  2. I’m looking forward to reading Calico Joe. Have a good week!

  3. I do love remembering books I discovered that have stayed with me…although there are probably too many to recall!

    Calico Joe is one I want to read. Enjoy!

    Here’s MY MONDAY MEMES POST

  4. Calico Joe looks great. Enjoy!

  5. a happy day with your kids and books…how could it be better?

  6. What a great story. It brings back memories of my boys and trips to the library and book store.

  7. I love your book mission story!

  8. I can’t think of one that has.

  9. OH my mine is the same kind of story… stemming from my love for Max and his Monsters to the day I was told to GO WALK so I could get my first born here into the world.. what did I do? I went SHOPPING! And I found my MM book!
    Musing Mondays

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