|Raymond M. Blasco, M.D., Memorial Library|
The truth is, despite the fact that most of my book shopping is done virtually, I love exploring shelves of physical books and finding hidden treasures. The building you see in the picture is largely responsible for that addiction. This is my library. It was built when I was a kid, to replace a very old and crumbling library that I don't remember. All I can say is that visiting a brand new library, one that was filled with books both new and ancient, permanently instilled a love of reading in me. It also happens to be right on the lake, which makes for gorgeous views.
These days I try to get as many of my books from the library as I can. Their YA section is, for whatever reason, particularly well stocked. New paperbacks or anything from a new author is a lot harder to find, so that's where the internet comes in. When all is said and done, my TBR is always alarmingly full, which makes me very happy.
Do you have a special place for acquiring books, physical or virtual? Share with the group!
This weeks poll question asks about author behavior. Many authors have a great online presence, treat their fans very well, and handle themselves with grace. But every now and then, an author will do/say something offensive (occasionally just plain crazy). And some authors really aren't online at all. So this weeks question asks, does that matter to you? Does a positive online presence draw you more toward reading someone's books? Do negative attitudes put you off? Or do you not care either way? Take a second to vote, on the right side of your screen, and next week we will discuss the results. Happy Reading!