Libraries are such a calm place.I mostly buy books and have so many at home. Not sure its a good idea to have so many books at home. Now they are spilling all over the garage too.Every room has a small to big bookshelf with enough books on them. I dont like ereading always need a book in my hand. Finally decided to become a member of the local library.
Met the most friendly staff in the library and got talking and chatting. Discovered her best friend and myself used to work together. Hey what a small world. More talking of course. It made my afternoon. One because I met a lovely person and second because I got free access to so many books without clogging up the house.
My favourite bookshop is Waterstones. Got talking to the lady there as well and had ordered a book so did go and pick it up.I do love bookshops. My school friends will remeber the few bookshops that we had in Patna. They were a common topic of discussion among us. Of course in those days books used to be a big source of knowledge and entertainment. May be that is why I still buy them. Even my children like buying books a lot.We all read at bedtime. We all encourage each other to read.
The one favourite book going at the moment is Shoe Dog- all about Nike. It has brought on so many discussion, a desire to visit Portland, some enthusiasm that determination works so keep going. Hardwork will payoff sometime.
Definitely books bring on happiness and a trip to the library certainly does it too.
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I love this photo, the poignant title and your reflections! Thank you for sharing.
Thank you very mucg
What a lovely post. I too quite enjoy using our local library, and, like you, prefer having a book in my hands as I read. Sitting down with a cup of tea or coffee and a good book? Wonderful! I probably buy too many books, but not as much as in the past. The library helps with that one. I quite like, as well, that where I live the library staff/library system will search for books from other libraries should they not carry a copy of a book I want. I get interlibrary loans quite frequently.
Glad we share our love for books