YTcyberpunkFeatured By OwnerDec 12, 2012Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Where I found the last five books I read: - "Reamde:" Originally I found it at the library. It was so long that I renewed it too many times. I figured it would be easier to just buy it. So I got a used copy off Amazon. com, for under ten dollars. - "Dictionary of the Khazar:" we read this book in a college English course. It was so bizarre, I loved it, and kept it instead of selling it back to the school. I re-read parts of it recently. - "Star Trek: Voyager: Section 31." Originally read a copy from the library, when I was in middle or early high school. Then bought myself a copy from a used bookstore, a few months ago. Started to re-read it, but then "Reamde" came in. - "Tales from the Mos Eisley Catina." Bought it at the same used bookstore as above. Read one story, loved it, and started on a second one, and forgot about it. - "Mermaid: A Twist on the Classic Tale." Got for my birthday, after requesting it.
Amazon? Well, I usually have to do research. But the last five I bought were for a class, so I didn't have to browse so much as be dictated to as to what to purchase. Sad to say, out of the seven in total, I enjoyed one. I tend to prefer brick and mortar though, unless I know what I am looking for exactly.
The last five books I've read, that I've liked, have come from the Library.
I also get books on Amazon.com (both print and e-book), and when I was in St. Augustine for school, there was this awesome little book store, it is where I managed to get almost all of my Outlander collection.
I look at the new releases, and my local library has an awesome set of new released YA books (or as the chick that set it up refers to it as the "LOOK AT ALL THE PRETTY COVERS!".
I look at the various "themes" that are set up through out the store on the display tables (especially when in B&N) and as far as promos if it has something that will catch my eye I am more drawn to it than the subdued type of promo/display. I'd seen one display that was rainbow coordinated - had like a couple of books whose covers were each color of the rainbow all lined up properly and it was in support of LGBT pride (though the books were not necessarily geared toward that community/focus group, but some were). It was definitely one of my favorite promotions and displays.
I also love displays of local authors, had a chance to meet a local author at the library (unfortunately missed her book signing about an hour earlier because I was at work).
Oops - I forgot to mention dA. I read quite a bit on this site - particularly, during my lunch hour (since I usually eat in my office, and don't feel like carrying books with me back and forth). As for how I find things - there are usually enough interesting works in my inbox. I tend to avoid chapter books, since I'd prefer to finish before I need to get back to work.