As part of my 50by50 list, I wanted my reading to take me some place different. While I read fiction in lots of different genres (suspense, thriller, mystery, literary, historical, etc.), my non-fiction reading tends to be about either goals / personal change, writing, or organizational development/theory. However, there was a story in the U.S. press about big box stores, specifically old bookstores, being converted into other uses, and in one of the online fora that I follow, the discussion of this topic mentioned a larger book about it – an author named Julia Christensen wrote “Big Box Reuse” back in 2008.
I was intrigued by the idea, and when I checked the public library, I was pleasantly surprised to see we had it in our system. I considered buying it outright off Amazon but it was $70 in hardcover, $47 on Kindle, and even used was $20, so free it was! » Read the rest