Technology is great, but sometimes it's good to remember the basics.
Take the novel I just started enjoying. How'd I find out about it? Somebody told me.
A couple weeks ago I wrote about my resolution to broaden my reading this year. Someone emailed me about a particular author's series.
I checked my public library's website, found they had the first two books, and reserved those copies. (It's great to have a well-stocked library.)
Turns out the first book was printed back in 2003. The copy I checked out was from the fourth printing, so it must have sold well.
But for some reason, even ten years later, the author's name was new to me. If someone hadn't told me, it still would be.
I expect to finish the novel soon (weekend reading time is tight during the NFL playoffs). If the rest of the book is as good as the first third, I plan to tell some people about it... What a novel idea.