I feel there is something special about second hand books. I’ve seen the reaction of some people when they walk into my house like, “Holy crap you have so many books!” and our home library has certainly grown since moving into the middle of nowhere but they are treasures we’ve found along the way. There’s a personal touch from each previous owner and the care of the bookstore who found them a new home.

There’s nothing like laying in the hammock in the late afternoon reading a book that was intended to find you.

Newspaper reporter in Eastern Iowa. The views expressed are mine alone.

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