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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?
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.”