This week we are discussing ways we have discovered books. I don’t think I have ever come across books in an unusual way. I scour the book shelves at all the stores that I go to. I comb through Amazon to try to discover new authors. I stop in at a lot of Facebook parties where I meet new authors and get to learn about their books. I can’t say that I have ever come across any in an unusual way.

I have always just read what I could get my hands on. I read Sacajawea by Anna L. Waldo the summer of fifth grade. I had read all my books and the bookcases which held the encyclopedia and my parents’ books was right outside my bedroom door. I thought the cover was interesting and knew that it was based on the life of Sacajawea so I picked it up. I read constantly that summer because I had to see if she got a happy ending. I’ve read that book three times since then.

I remember sneaking books from my older sister’s room. Borrowing books from friends and spending hours in the library. Books have always been my friends. Offering escape from difficult times, comfort, and adventure. These friends have been discovered at book sales, book fairs, libraries, through friends, and even in truck stops while traveling. None of these seem unusual to me.

Have you ever come across a book in an unusual way?


About Angela Schroeder

Angela Schroeder is a single mother of three. She was born and raised in Iowa in a river town known for its pearl buttons. Having four siblings, she never lacked for someone to play with. As she grew older, she found herself pulled into books and writing more and more. Her parents are her heroes, her siblings her confidants and tormentors, and her children are a wonderful blessing. Church is important to her children and her. They enjoy the friendships they’ve made with the people there. Writing has always been a passion. Her first experience was in fifth grade when she went to a one-day writing conference. After that she knew it was something she wanted to pursue.
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  1. jeff7salter says:

    when I was in elementary school, I devoured the Bobbs-Merrill series called “Childhood of Famous Americans”. One of the many dozens of those titles was one about Sacajawea.
    Much more recently — possibly sometime last year — I read a fictionalized account of Sacajawea’s actual journey with Lewis and Clark. It was partly based on the actual journals of Merriwether Lewis and Will Clark… as well as other contemporary accounts of the expedition. But that was mostly for the framework, as neither of them mentioned the girl all that much. [despite the key role she played at several junctures.] But the “fiction” part comes in the dialog and thoughts of this Native American “girl”. Of course, she was not exactly a child during this long expedition.
    BTW, she suffered lots of mistreatment at the hands of her “owner” — who was one of the hired guides for that expedition.

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  2. Joselyn says:

    Lewis and Clark’s expedition sounds interesting. That may be something I will have to investigate soon.

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  3. FINALLY, Sacajawea’s sacrifices and work have gotten recognition. FYI, did you know that George Rogers Clark appreciated her help so much that he paid for her children’s education? (You learn a lot living near his hometown across the river in Indiana.)
    My sister was much of a reader, but read the few she had, (Nancy Drew, among others). My brother had more ‘boy’ books. In the 50s and 60s, there was a big difference. I did read his comic books!
    My finding ways of books coming upon Friday.

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  4. Patricia Kiyono says:

    I remember being bored with my books and trying something from my dad’s bookshelf. But his favorites were Edgar Rice Burroughs, Isaac Asimov, and Ian Fleming. I think I read one or two, but then gave up. The public library was only twelve blocks away, so I could go and get what interested me. I especially enjoyed biographies.

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