I went to the library the other day…
Actually two libraries. Oh how I wish. But I kind of did. It was a virtual experience at two of my favorite libraries. One in the town in Virginia where we used to live and one in North Carolina. I know both of these libraries very well. And still remember how they smell, and how good the air conditioning always felt in the summer when you walked in.
I ache to walk into a library and be able to browse shelves. To look at new books and pick one to take home. To walk down the shelves of non-fiction until a title in one of the many subjects that I am interested in catches my eye. Then add that book to my book bag. Oh, and maybe that one too. Now let’s go look at mysteries. Ohhhhh, I miss libraries.
But I have the next best thing. A young military wife, whose blog I read, pointed out that with a library card and a password, many libraries in the US allow downloads of books. So now I download audio books and listen to them while cleaning or doing other things. I have considered a Kindle or some type of reader but until I have satisfied myself that I can drop it out of bed more than one time before it breaks then I don’t think I will invest in one.
And I have learned that the search function of the online libraries has a wish list where you can keep tittles that you are interested in stored until you are ready to download them. So I can go in and browse when I have more time, store the title and the go back to it when I want to download a book in a hurry.
I just finished listening to At Home written and read by Bill Bryson. I have always enjoyed Bryson’s books and this was really interesting. So now I am looking for something else to read/listen to. What are you reading this summer?
Yeah, Elizabetta says, life is tough here on the farm.