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Rent, don’t own to get taste of today’s best

HOW I READ IT

Here I am, casually pursuing the latest writings of some of

today’s best selling authors, including Tom Clancy, Michael Connelly,

Robert B. Parker, T. Jefferson Parker, Clive Cussler, James

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Patterson, Jackie Collins, John Lescroart, Julie Garwood and Johanna

Lindsey, to name just a few.

Thank God I’m not at a Barnes & Noble sweating at how much it’s

going to cost me. No, I’m in our own friendly Public Library’s Rental

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Section knowing it will cost me only $1.50 to rent my favorite

author’s most current work for a week!

This section was established to provide the latest works by

popular writers as soon as available and to offset their significant

cost by renting them. After six months, they are incorporated in the

library’s general inventory. This concept may have to be expanded

because of the library’s severe budget cuts, as described by Marianna

Hof in her Nov. 1 column.

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Renting a bestseller from the library is an excellent way to

review a book you may be considering as a gift, before you invest.

I checked the Los Angeles Times’ Top 10 fiction bestsellers list

as of Oct. 27 and confirmed that they were all available through our

library.

Check them out.

* DOUG BOWLER is a native Californian who along with his wife has

been experiencing the good life of Laguna Beach for the past 18-plus

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years.


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