inherited books

I LOVE reading! I'll say it again I LOVE READING!!!

Yup, I really do. I love it even more when I inherit books for free from lovely people. I think it was about a year ago, when I inherited about 20 well-used, well-loved and well-read books from a good friend. Dan has a rather amazing library filled with many interesting and unique finds as well as many "classics". I could spend hours perusing the well-stocked shelves of his room. So, when he said he was down-sizing his collection, I totally jumped all over that.

One sunny, summer afternoon, we spent some time going through the stacks of books he had already removed from the shelves in the hopes that they would find their way into new homes where they would be appreciated. Some of those books made their way into my bookshelves. YAY!!

The only problem was that I didn't have time to read them right away. I already had a series I was working on and then some one lent me another series and then I started another series while I was housesitting and... it just kept going. But I just finished a series and am looking to start another one (and yes, I know I have a lot of reading to do for school, but I NEED to have some pleasure reading in my life too). So, here I am perusing my bookshelf and TA-DA!!

Tonight I pulled out "Shōgun" by James Clavell. It is the first novel of the author's Asian Saga (not the first one he wrote, but chronologically the first one). Beginning in 1600 in feudal Japan, some months before the critical battle of Sekigahara, it gives an account of the rise of the daimyo "Toranaga" (based upon the actual Tokugawa Ieyasu) of the Shogunate, seen through the eyes of an English sailor whose fictional heroics are loosely based on William Adams's exploits. I'm pleased to say I inherited the first 4 books of the 6 book series and am now searching for the remaining 2. So, YAY for inherited books!!


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