Musing Mondays — Random Book Love

Today’s Musing Mondays is an activity… “Go to your bookshelf and pick a random book. No cheating now, just reach out and pick one. Now tell us about it – where did you get it? Why? Was it a gift? Does it hold any special memories? Did someone recommend it to you? etc.”

I closed my eyes and pointed, and came up with Many Waters, by Madeleine L’Engle, part of the Time series that starts with A Wrinkle in Time. I got this book for 14.7 cents back in June at the CWRU book sale of delightfulness, along with A Swiftly Tilting Planet. I just need to grab A Wind in the Door and my quartet will be complete!

As to why I got it… well, mostly it’s ’cause I love A Wrinkle in Time. I read that book as a kid and then many times again, but it wasn’t until my freshman year of college, about five years ago, that I even realized that there were more books in the series. At that point, my dear friend Amy was like, “Um, dude, there are totally more and you should read them,” and we went to get them on one of our many trips to the Cleveland Public Library. Those are good memories — waiting for the Rapid, taking the trip downtown, walking over to the library in various types of weather, and spending an inordinate amount of time in the children’s section, where the books we could read between assignments lived.

Oh, and that one time we were at the library and I was sleepy and got yelled at by a guard for napping in the library. That was fun, too.

5 thoughts on “Musing Mondays — Random Book Love

  1. Alison says:

    Yeah, it's a good stand-alone book. And the series skips ahead quite a few years between books, so it's not like you'll find out what happens right after Wrinkle ends. But they're all really entertaining!

  2. Amy says:

    And all we were trying to do was study for physics! You know, I have never actually read Many Waters. It's the only one I haven't gotten to because it's usually such a pain to try and find.

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