I am very good at choosing excellent books.
I was at a book sale this week. I was ploughing through tables and tables of books and throwing books, right and left, into my box.
A lady stopped me. "You are fast," she said.
"I know what I like," I told her. "I know what books are good."
She looked at me and my enormous box of books. "How do you know those are going to be good?" she asked.
A good question. I read newspaper reviews, I told her. I look through lists of award-winning books. I read other people's blogs. I keep a wishlist. I listen at book groups. I read lots of books about good books.
"Wow," she replied, looking a little bewildered. "I thought I was doing good. I read the reviews in the New York Times each week!"
I wonder what other ways there are to find the good books. That's what we want, right? The good books.