The joy of library books

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.

5 thoughts on “The joy of library books

  1. onepounddreamer September 3, 2011 / 4:34 pm

    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.

    • lindastaatsphoto September 3, 2011 / 5:09 pm

      How lucky you are to work in a library! And to love your job! Thanks for the comment.

  2. Stephanie September 3, 2011 / 9:42 pm

    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.

    • lindastaatsphoto September 4, 2011 / 10:30 am

      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!

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