I received my first Paper Back Swap book today! It’s Ken Follett’s Pillars of the Earth, which I’m supposed to read for one of my book clubs. I originally borrowed it from the library, but when I realized how god-awful long the thing was, I decided I needed to go ahead and buy it. But I didn’t really want to buy it, because I’m already somewhat set against the book, just for the fact that it’s been on Oprah’s Book Club list. Gag!
I’m a rebel! I don’t read popular novels! But since I started my two book clubs, I’m being forced to. (If I want to have anything to talk about at the meetings.) My last two BC books, Revolutionary Road and Eat, Pray, Love both blew chunks, in my opinion, so Pillars also has those strikes against it.
Therefore, when I signed up for PBS, I decided I would use my two free starter credits on books I’d never normally buy, and walla! My first “free” book came today!