In the hustle and bustle of the holiday weekend I needed to return a book to the library. For some reason whenever I return one book I always leave with multiple books — it’s just the way I do things. Today I had a list of books I was hoping to find. I knew I would be happy if just one of those books was available for check out. But today was my lucky day as I found three of my hoped-for books on the shelves. Not to be disappointed though, I found two other books that caught my eye. With a smile on my face I breezed through the self check-out and walked out of the library into the afternoon sunshine. I was surprised by the great feeling and happiness that I felt carrying my pile of books — I felt lucky and fortunate to appreciate the joy of reading and books. You can tell a little bit about me by my selection of books. I have photography books, books about the midwest plains, a couple of books about the canoe and boundary waters area of northern Minnesota, and a book about a woman who returns to her roots in Kansas (my native state). So later this weekend you’ll likely find me relaxing on the deck with a cool drink and immersing myself in one or more of my library books.
Libraries are fantastic. I work in one and I can say that I love my job. There’s just something about the atmosphere. Nice post.
How lucky you are to work in a library! And to love your job! Thanks for the comment.
Libraries are the most amazing service ever! I love how when I’m done with a book, I just take it back. I will always own books, but it sure saves a lot of space and trees) to borrow them instead. And browsing at the library is so much fun. It’s like shopping, but everything is free.
Thanks for sharing your thoughts Stephanie. I admire your 1000 novel goal! That is a journey of a wonderful kind. I just read your post about trying to choose novels for a vacation. A tough choice, but certainly worth putting the time into. Hope you had a grand and enjoyable vacation!
Thanks! Happy reading!