Saturday, January 9, 2010

In Which I Admit To Enjoying Romantic Spy Mysteries

This book, The Betrayal of the Blood Lily comes out on Tuesday, January 12th.

(Picture of book for good measure)

And I want to read it. Even though its silly, unsubstantial fluff, set centuries ago with dashing spies and courageous women and corset busting...I want to read it. Mostly because I've read all the other ones and they are so delectable.

But: this means that it is coming out in the store. The DC library, which doesn't get books in a timely manner, probably will not own this selection for months. And months. This has been a problem. As I get more and more connected to book blogging, I want more and more new releases. But to get new releases, you have to buy them. Or wait four months while the DC library system gets their act together to send me hot tickets like The Lost Symbol.

So what is a girl to do? I recently read a new release series book while sitting in a Borders during my lunch, which seems kind of like stealing:

I no longer have as big of a soapbox to stand on when recommending books, so reading everything for free seems like I'm mooching off the system. But how different is it to read a book in the store versus check a book out of a library that dozens of people also used to read a story?