Last Saturday, I spent several hours at Three Lives & Company, a special bookstore in Greenwich Village. It is small, quaint, and stocked with bestsellers, obscure titles, travelogues, local authors, classics, children's books, and so on. I wanted to read (okay devour) every book my fingers tumbled amorously across. Miraculously, I narrowed my massive pile down to just one, A Moveable Feast. Thrilling.
I approached the cashier and he asked, "All that time spent and just this to show for it?" I smiled and said back, "That time spent is my favorite part."
p.s. Google Books gives the best previews for perspective reads, typically the first three chapters (or more).