On paperbacks. Do you remember when paperbacks only cost between $3.95 and $5.99? And when they were that perfect fit-in-you-purse (and on your shelf!) size? I miss those days. Over the years, the size of paperbacks has increased as has their price: 11.99 ... 13.95 ... 15.00 ... 16.99! When will it end? It's the reason I rarely buy new books any more. And while I love used bookstores, their stock can be limited; they don't always have the books I'm looking for, which is frustrating. It's enough to make a girl want to go back in time ... and do a little book shopping.
On reading from the R shelf. In Reading the Alphabet, I'm ready to move on to the Rs, but as I peruse the shelves at my library I am feeling less than inspired. There are a lot of authors to choose from...but I'm not finding any that I really want to read. Got any suggestions? Who's your favorite author whose last name begins with the letter R? I'd really like to know.