Monday, March 1, 2010

Seeking optimism in books

I admit I am a life long book worm. I have been since I was a child sneaking a flashlight into bed to read after lights out. Nothing new there. I also married a book worm which means we go to bookstores and the library with regularity. And pay overdue fines. And get rid of books to the local used bookstore as well.

A few weeks ago I got a deal on a new Amex card through my Costco membership which has no annual fee and pays me cash back on purchases. I immediately ditched my old card with the rewards points. But being cheap, I wanted to use those old points and converted them into gift cards. Of course I went with Barnes & Noble so I could get a free bookstore trip. This gift card has been burning a hole in my pocket ever since. Finally yesterday I got there.

As I did my normal little route through the first floor and then through the second floor I realized I always take a trip through the health section and look for new books on cancer. This is new. Three years ago, I never went to the health section. Well maybe when no one was around, I would look for books on thyroid cancer. There never were any. Now I go look through all the books on the cancer shelves. Maybe there's a cure in one of them. When I go to the library, I always look through the new fiction books and then zip over to the new non-fiction and look for new cancer books as well.

Never mind that now a days books are considered to be behind the times and all their information out of date as the latest news is on the internet. I am still looking for that cure. Maybe someday there will be a book for me with that in it. I'll buy a million copies. Yesterday I ended up with two trashy novels and a book for my husband.

1 comment:

Marjory said...

Hi Caroline

I love your blog. I've been blogging my own breast cancer experiences for four years now ... although I admit to a bit of a break when life got in the way for a while :-)

Keep up your good work and all the best for a healthy and happy 2010

Marjory