Booking Through Thursday: Anticipation
Booking Through Thursday is a weekly meme hosted by Deb @ Booking Through Thursday. Every week she posts a book related prompt/question, you answer the prompt, and then link back to the original. Here's this week's:
Do you still get excited about new books as you did when you were little? In general? New books in particular, like from a new author? Or do you look at it all new, unread books with the same level of anticipation?I am a book junkie. Books do not have to be brand spankin' new for me to get excited about them. Honestly, I get excited when I pick up a 50 cent book from a garage sale or thrift store. I just like the fact that it's new to me and I get the privilege of reading it soon. One of my favorite things to do is peruse used bookstores; they offer the aspect of hunting for buried treasures. Perhaps I'm a little spoiled because I happen to live about 50 minutes away from the largest new and used bookstore in the world, Powell's Books in Portland, Oregon. And there are so many independent used bookstores in the surrounding area that I am bound to find loads of treasures just waiting to be nabbed. When it comes to new books, I do eagerly anticipate their arrival; especially if it's a series that I'm impatiently waiting to finish, like The Lunar Chronicles or The Lorien Legacy.
What gets you excited about books?