|My current stack to review. I visit Goodreads.com to find recommendations or ratings to weed my list.|
One way to get through more books is to read one and listen to another. Recently, I found an audiobook on Hoopla from an author whose books are very popular, but I had not been previously been drawn to. Listening to the audiobook I found the characters and story more engaging, possibly due to the more focused time I had in the car or walking or the accent of the reader who brought the characters to life. Also, I have found some books take at least 50 pages before you have the character backgrounds and the author has engaged you in the story. Many of these books I was glad I stayed with because they are numbered among my favorite, e.g. "Gentleman in Moscow", by Amor Towles ,who said he wrote it that way intentionally.
As you can tell from my current stack - I'm also looking through a couple of nonfictions. My favorite recent find is the Pogue's Basics Series. That's the wonderful thing about libraries - we can check out as many books, videos, and music as we want, browse, return them, and check them out again later.
Looking for a "good read"?
Visit Duxbury Library and check out our "Lucky Star" display, our "Goodreads Reader's Challenge" bookshelf or our new "Recommend Reads" area with many of your favorite picks.
We hope it isn't long before you find your next "good read".
Hint - To avoid getting too many books at one time from your "books on hold list": "Suspend" your hold once you've placed it and "Release It" when you are close to ready to read it. You keep you place in line in the hold list.