This Monday’s Muse:
How often do you visit the library? Do you have a scheduled library day/time, or do you go whenever? Do you go alone, or take people with you?
Ah, library day. Since I was a toddler, I’ve eagerly anticipated any day which might include a trip to the library. It’s a treat and a pilgrimage rolled into one, a time to peruse books old and new while marveling at all the delightful volumes of knowledge and entertainment set before me.
So any day can be library day, any day when there’s time or the inclination…just yesterday morning, I decided I must have Laurie King’s The Beekeeper’s Apprentice (thanks, Eva, for the recommendation). I was also interested in reading Palace Walk, part one of Naguib Mahfouz’ Cairo Trilogy (per Myrthe’s review). So off I went, happily finding both books waiting for me on the shelves. Of course, I couldn’t resist a couple of other finds from my “want to read” list…Jamie Ford’s The Hotel at the Corner of Bitter and Sweet, and Curtis Settenfields American Wife.
My library visits are generally just for me. Recently, my husband has become quite a reader, but he’s extremely organized in his reading habits, and reserves his books on line so all he needs do is stop at the desk and pick them up. He doesn’t appreciate the art of book browsing as I do. <smiles> When I was in school, my girlfriends and I often went to the library together, and had great fun recommending books for one another. Oddly enough, few of my current reading friends use the library. I can’t imagine why, can you?
Now tell me about your library days…