I moved in with my son and his family two months ago. Actually, we all moved to a new home, one with plenty of space. Blending the two families has been an interesting exercise as we as very similar so we have a lot of duplicates in music, movies, and especially books. We've got enough books to open a used bookstore (and I should know since I work at one).
But what I really found interesting was sorting through all of our books and finding old gems I'd forgotten I had, new gems I've yet to read, and ones that should have been donated a long time ago.
I also see how my tastes have changed over the years. From the thick romances of the 70's, the classic science fiction, mysteries, to today's blends of these genres with paranormal suspense romances, futuristic romances, urban fantasies, and even historicals with a touch of the eerie.
I love the way the business has evolved to give me everything I want in one book. But I also still read the straight genres. I mix them up so I have something new to look forward to every time I pick up a book. And though my TBR pile is now several shelves, I may still pick up one of those old gems and remind myself why I love reading these old favorites. And why I hauled them around for so many moves.
And yes, I know I could probably find them all for purchase and download to a reader, but then I wouldn't have found the $20.00 stuck between the pages of one! :)
Hope you all have a great day and find a gem of a book to read. One that you might keep around for a long time.
Vicky Burkholder/Victoria Allen