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The Loaded Bookshelf

I'm an Editor in book publishing. All opinions are my own.

Currently reading

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil
John Berendt
American Rust
Philipp Meyer
The First Rumpole Omnibus
John Mortimer

Of The Many Satisfactions Provided by a Library

As I was logging onto the website of my library system to manage my account, renew some books, and order new ones, I realized an important fact:  browsing and requesting books from my library online gives me the same satisfaction and sense of anticipation as browsing and purchasing something from a website, except it's free! 

 

This is extremely important in my life, as I'm one of those people who periodically needs something to look forward to as a little pick-me-up.  Often that "something" must be purchased.  It can be something small--a scented candle, perhaps, or a new pair of shoes.  To get this same feeling for free, though, is amazing.  Libraries, you are amazing.

 

Yay libraries!