Why I Love... Browsing

There is nothing like going into a library or bookstore and simply browsing. I have found many a book by simply scanning the shelves. Browsing lets me encounter books that I might have never found on my own. Targeted searches are awesome - particularly when you have that One book in mind - but browsing has an aura of magic.

When I don't know what to read, I will sit in front of a section of books that strike my fancy and simply pull titles at random. Sometimes the title will catch my eye, other times it's the cover; either way, browsing brings books to me. I can then skim the pages or read the blurb and decide if I want the book to come home with me.

This serendipitous discovery makes me happy because every book is a surprise.