Have you ever heard of The Runaway Jury? If you have, then you must be aware of John Grisham.
I loved the hardbound books and their law background. But I did not dare read them with an innocent fear that I may not understand the legal and grown-up aspects of the book.
But out of curiosity and boredom and a need to visit a genre that is not similar to Sophie Kinsella or Jane Austen, I decided to give it a try.
Surprise, surprise! I got instantly hooked by the first chapter. The writing style and storyline were not as intimidating as I first thought. There may have been legal jargon, which is an absolutely necessity since it is about a jury, but those did not make me scratch my head. I have a hard time putting the book down.
I have to thank my mom for purchasing the hardbound type. There is something about those type of books that captivate my attention even if initially I have no idea what the book is about. It emits a certain scholarly, regal and European feel. I guess they remind me of the era where books were highly-prized possessions and manners were highly-regarded.
PS- If you noticed my unique yet cute bookmark, I bought it in a 100 yen store in Japan. It also can be used as a paperweight.
Life is beautiful!