Here’s a simple, low profile, no cost way to do so:
Check out eBookChristian, Christianbook.com or Amazon to find a title that interests you. Then borrow it from your local library. If your library doesn’t have it, ask them to bring it in from one of their partner libraries, or even to order it for their collection.
Libraries pay attention to borrowing records. As detailed in a previous blog post, the acting children’s librarian checked to see how many times my first book, Scissortown, had been borrowed before purchasing Marie and Mr. Bee.
Our library even keeps track of how often a book is taken off the shelf. When I asked about Scissortown, I was not only told how many times it had been borrowed, but how often it had been re-shelved after being examined (and hopefully read!) by a patron.