Sometimes on the way to your dream,

you get lost and find a better one.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

libraries

This short post is inspired by Jodie at
www.mummy-mayhem.com

(I hope the link thingy works)

Jodie has posted about taking her boys to the library.

Now, I love libraries.

Miles of books, tables and chairs for sitting and reading.
Hours spent browsing the shelves.
Finding old favourites, discovering new stories and authors.

Selecting a few to carry home to be enjoyed while having a lazy morning, or while relaxing on the lawn chair after finishing the work of the day.

The part I don't like?

Having to return the books.

6 comments:

  1. I love libraries. And I'm so glad there's one right near my work. Having to walk past it everyday has broken my unfortunate habit of running up huge library fees.

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  2. I'm a convert to libraries since I moved here. In Adelaide I never went to them at all, but then I had an income that allowed me to indulge in my hopeless book fetish and friends who owned a bookshop.

    But now I'm a true believer and I think I've broadened my reading, as I can try a lot of different writers for free. The librarians and I are good friends now. They know I'm an avid reader and I can often suggest good English books they can get. It's my weekly treat to swap my books, browse the magazines and have a coffee with friends all under the one roof.

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  3. Joining the library is one of the first things I do when I move. And I never ever regret it. Wonderful places. Though I do wonder about some people - the librarian at one of the libraries I frequented told me she had once found a fried egg in a book - like a book mark. Urk. Double urk.

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  4. YES! Sapphire and I go to our local library but not as often as we'd like - however it's always ME that has to return the books. She's either too busy or doesn't want to go for that walk or has other things to do.

    I tend to find that I read the magazines as she's in the shelves browsing as I have a small stack of unread books still waiting for me at home.

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  5. I love a library but I love books better which is why my pension goes on every shiny one I can't afford.

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  6. no-one; I remember the fines....

    Marie; I use libraries when I'm reading new authors; if I don't like the book I haven't wasted money buying it. If I find a new author that I really love, I'll buy the book if I know it's one I'm going to re-read often.

    Elephant's Child; I've had library cards from Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and from 5 libraries here in Adelaide.

    Kath; I read the magazines there too, if I find pictures that I'd like to add to my dream house file, I'll borrow it then photocopy at home.
    Sapphire should return her own books. It's a responsibility all kids need. (and I know you knew that...)

    JahTeh; I buy too many books when I can't afford them too. Then I'll go to the library for a few years instead when my bank account starts crying.

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