Choosing a new book can be a hard thing, can't it? First, there's genre to consider. Then sub-genre. Then author: do you try a new one or stick with a well-loved but maybe more predictable? Then there's the format of the book: print, digital or audio. Fiction or non, price your willing to pay--or borrow from the library?
Whew! We live in an age of information overload, and while it's great to have so many options it's also overwhelming. Back in the day one read books like they were sweet treats: infrequently and whatever was available or given to you. Books were seen by most as leisure (think Little House on the Prairie--not much reading time back then!), something that only the more wealthy had time and money for. But now books are a given for most of us. It's more often seen as a process of selection and decision making rather than a special treat to be savored.
And how do we make that selection? I'd love for you to share how you choose what will appear next on your bedside table:
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