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How to get books you really want from the library every time you visit


  1. Get old.
  2. While you're getting old develop a like for a variety of fiction styles: SF, historic detective stories, fiction that wins literary prizes but isn't too wierd, magical realism.
  3. Read about a book a month. Go to the library every three months.
  4. (And this is the important one.) Keep a list on your phone of authors you've liked previously, or that you've heard about on TV, radio, newspapers, book blogs or book podcasts.
  5. Visit the library and work through that list.

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