Just My Luck
I recently (last week) finished my 26th John Grisham book. I love him. He is my all-time favorite author and I get so enthralled with his story-telling that once I’m reading one of his books, it’s all I want to do. I’m completely wrapped up in his tales.
A few weeks ago I zipped through two of his big hardcovers and when I was finished them both, I realized they were the last of Grisham’s that I had. Ack! I went through the list of books and thought I had read The Broker, but it turns out I had not. So, I put a few people on the lookout for it.
Two days later, I went on a Saturday adventure with BFF Spanky to a Community Yard Sale several towns over (one I don’t think I actually knew existed). I told her the name of the book I was looking for, in case we happened to stumble upon a yard with books for sale.
The first yard we stopped at, Spanky veered to the right where there was baby gear set up (she nailed herself an outdoor playpen with a cover), and I veered to the left to a few tables set up with boxes on top. Turns out, the boxes were full of books. The very first box I looked in and the very first book I saw was John Grisham’s The Broker. I kid you not. The.very.first.book!! Of course, I grabbed it…and paid my .30 cents and could not have been more elated!! I did not buy another thing that day, I felt complete.
Of course, I plowed through that book too (I swear my TV has not been on in weeks!) and when I finished it in nearly record time, I once again felt sad because it was the last John Grisham book in my collection. I picked up an biography and am nearly finished it, and yesterday I stopped at the book store and grabbed two new Grisham books. Ahh, life is good again.
This entry was posted on July 23, 2017 by SandyLand. It was filed under Adulting, humor, Personal stories, stories, Uncategorized and was tagged with Adventure, authors, blogging, books, good luck, John Grisham, life, luck, reading, second hand books, summer, summer reads, The Broker, yard sale, yardsaling.