I have been reading books that I own for the last three months but I finally finished reading the one's I wanted to read and now I'm looking forward to a visit to the library to pick new books out. I think I will continue my reading of mysteries. I'll have to log into my library record and see where I left on what authors. I love to find an author and read all the books they have written. I'll be looking for books by Donna Andrews, Robin Paige, and Stieg Larsson to name a few. And I'll just be browsing.
I love to be in libraries. I like the quiet. I like the huge amount of books on the shelves. I like the smell of books and the feel of them in my hand. I just get excited thinking about all the books I haven't read that are just waiting there on the shelves for me to check out. I fell in love with libraries at first sight. I remember going to the children's section at the Beechwold library in Columbus, Ohio and then later to the adult section. I remember being excited to learn how to drive so I could drive myself to the library! I also liked the library at school and it was my favorite place to go to study during my free periods.
When I got to college I discovered the joy of stacks. The library was so big you could lose yourself in the many floors of books. I liked to do my studying in the english literature section. Although this often backfired on me as I would spend more time reading a British novel than doing my engineering problem sets. But the stacks were quiet and you could really get away from other people if you went to the stacks. Sometimes I miss having a huge library.
I love my current library. I still think of it as the fancy new library but realized that it actually has been more than 10 years since it was redesigned and rebuilt. I like how open it is to the sunlight in the reading areas and it does have more room than it used to. It also has lots of computers I can use but I rarely do use them since I have a computer at home! I volunteer at my library and now I'm signing off this post as I have to delivery books to a home bound patron. I'll chat with her and then head back to the library to return the books she gives me and to select some books for myself!!