Musing Mondays – 3/26/12

Musing Monday is a weekly event hosted at Should Be Reading. All you have to do to join in is answer the question posted on SBR’s blog!  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?


All the time!  I am a big fan of used bookstores because I can be flexible about purchasing new authors based on the back of the book only.  I have found the authors Christopher Moore, Charles de Lint, Shannon Hale and JK Rowling by randomly picking up their books and hoping for the best.  The Moore book was Island of the Sequined Love Nun and I picked that up in the airport when I ran out of reading material.  I had no idea what to expect and just enjoyed the hell out of it.  De Lint was The Onion Girl and Shannon Hale was The Goose Girl, I carried both of those books with me for years before I finally dug in and wondered what the hell was wrong with me that it took me so long to get to them.  I have been collecting all three of those author’s books ever since.  Harry Potter, well, I grabbed the Sorcerer’s Stone to read to the kids I was babysitting at the time.  It looked like fun and Crown Books had stacks of hard covers on sale, so I thought they might enjoy it.  Dang, I still have that book and it has been read so many times and by so many different people, I guess it “wins”.  But I highly recommend library bookstores, goodwill or anywhere you can easily and inexpensively try a new author – you NEVER know what you will find!!

About ocdreader

I love to read! I always have a book or four going, I have more books in my to-be-read pile than I can read in a year and yet I continue to haunt the bookstores. I have a problem, but I somehow soldier on. I enjoy talking books, so pass on your recommendations and thoughts - I would love to hear them.
This entry was posted in Meme. Bookmark the permalink.

6 Responses to Musing Mondays – 3/26/12

  1. Megan Monell says:

    Thanks for stopping by. I love used bookstores, too. I work at one part time and I always find interesting books. I think there’s something awesome in giving a book a good home =) So glad to find fellow used bookstore lovers!

    • ocdreader says:

      I am going to start volunteering for the Friends of the Library and I am so excited to paw through the donations regularly! I am going to have to set a limit on myself or something…

  2. Valentina says:

    So true, in all those places you can discover great books you might not have bought otherwise.

    • ocdreader says:

      Hi Valentina – thanks for commenting. I tried leaving a comment on your blog but the word verification failed about 6 times. I tried last week and had the same issue – (I hope you get this!)

  3. Kwizgiver says:

    What a great answer! I’ve been meaning to pick up a Moore book for quite some time and will definitely do it next! 🙂

    • ocdreader says:

      That sounds like a good idea! He has a new one coming out in April I think, Sacre Bleu. I am super excited to check it out. Thanks for stopping by.

Leave a Reply to ocdreader Cancel reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s