It’s been at least two years since I’ve laid back in bed reading a paperback romance. I totally miss it.
Before I get to my awesome experience let me tell you how this book happened to get into my mailbox – the one the post office owns. Sometime last year I was feeling adventurous and wanted to read something I’ve never read before. I figured a gay romance would do the trick. So I put out a feeler on Twitter for someone to recommend a sweet gay romance.
Lindsay Evans replies with Five Dates by Mary Jo Cousins. Of course I had to check out both the book (which I read – here is my review. By the way I don’t think sweet exists in that sub-genre) and Lindsay Evans. Her latest book Affair of Pleasure caught my eye as a pre-order. Just look at that cover. So I jumped onto Amazon and used their handy dandy clicking system to purchase the book. Before I knew it they’d thanked me for ordering the book and that it would be sent to my P.O. Box when the book was released.
My clickety little fingers had moved way faster than my eyes and I ordered a paperback copy. I’m not one to return a book only because of the way it affects an author’s ratings so I decided to wait for the book to arrive by snail mail.
One day in March of this year (About 5 months since I ordered it), my friend decides to check her mailbox and tells me I have a book waiting for me. Yay. I take a trip to Accra and hug the book to my chest (I was actually hugging the man, because once again look at the cover.
And that’s how I came to own a paperback romance after years of reading e-books.
Now for the experience.
1. I love turning pages. It’s so much different from pressing a button.
2. I didn’t have to worry about the book turning off or running out of battery.
3. There was no stress about where I put it. If I sat on it, nothing detrimental would happen.
4. Flipping back and forth to the cover was so much fun. I remember back in the day when I knew a first kiss would come, or they’d make love, when the characters were described as wearing the clothes on the cover.
5. There is nothing like that fresh book smell. Ahhhhhhhh.
Will I order another paperback? And wait five months for it to arrive? Um…no. If I find myself in a bookstore somewhere, you won’t see me being dragged out at closing time empty handed, though.
What about you? When was the last time you read a paperback and how was the experience.
By the way you can pick up a copy of this book at Amazon.