When I was younger, my favorite place to go shopping was, without doubt, a book store. There were so many books to choose from (and we had a tiny store in our mall… you should’ve seen me when I went to a large city and found how many floors a big store could have!) Choosing a book was hard enough then. There were so many series I read and so many authors. Of course price never came into play for me, neither did covers. I read what I read. I picked the next book in a series, or a new release by a favorite author. Once in awhile I might stretch myself and break the mold, buying a book that had been recommended to me. Of course, none of my friends read as voraciously as I did, so that wasn’t an often occurrence.
As I’ve gotten older, some things haven’t changed. I still like to read series. I still have favorite authors. I still will consider recommendations (although now most of my friends are readers or authors, so I have plenty more recommendations coming my way!)
What is different? The number of books available have become almost overwhelming. I’m more likely to branch out and try a new author or title. I have an eReader, allowing me the ability to have thousands of books at my fingertips.