October 6, 2010 § 10 Comments
I posted some time back about breaking up with the public library because it so often couldn’t dish and deliver the book(s) I was after. And I couldn’t work out the 2-week borrow time. Just not enough time.
And, I wished for a comfortable place there to read and maybe enjoy a coffee.
Well, I caved. I know it takes two to make a relationship, but the onus for this one was all pretty much on me –
that was clear enough. The library was not going to change its 2-week borrowing policy (altho’ renewals are allowed 2 times…only).
It was not going to add a cafe.
And it wasn’t going to add wing chairs and reading lamps among the hard wooden study tables and chairs.
But I am willing to change…for now.
I renew on line.
I have a library card on my keychain and stop in there as I would a bookstore.
It’ s like shopping. I enjoy shopping. That’s all I had to figure out.
Yup, me and the library.
MURDER IN MARAIS is an Aimee Leduc mystery, recommended by Jeanie. However, given the above stack and the time limit, I have perused this one and decided that: a) I have to take it out solely, without other books or b) this one deserves a purchase, especially considering there are many more in the series and I adore having series on our bookshelves and then sharing them with the family. So yeah, I expect this one to be good, having read the first 20 pages.
THE ORCHID THIEF…I’ve wanted to read this since I saw the movie ADAPTATION (2002). An odd, offbeat thing, I was entranced with the whole thing and how it worked, structurally and curious about Susan Orlean’s book. So there it is in the stack. Any good?
BAREFOOT was recommended by a friend. I have begun that one as well. It does not require a lot from me. I can read it for 10 minutes before falling asleep. (except that it’s a heavy book, and prone to make a thwack! should the reader fall asleep holding it.)
I’ve already returned the David Sedaris book, hoping to find it on a bargain shelf for purchase one day.
I haven’t begun but will not yet return the book (also pictured) called SUMMER READING in great part because I adore summer, will not let go of it (not just yet – I love my sandals and flip flops!) and intend to spin through that one which appears to be chick lit. Yes, I enjoy chick lit!
As for AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF A WARDROBE, I have something to say about that in the next blog or two….stay tuned.
And if the cool weather keeps up, I’m getting out the winter blankets and curling up on the couch and will try to figure out a way to have the library books delivered.
Really, I do think the library could give a little in this relationship.
Happy reading, and if you’ve read THE ORCHID THIEF, please let me know what you think of it!