Then, I began buying books at Borders. Barnes and Noble. Amazon.com. The problem with this plan is not so much the money as the storage. Where does one keep one’s accumulated novels? Hence, my thoughts frequently turn towards a Kindle…
At any rate, yesterday my son said, “Mom! Let’s go sign up for the Summer reading program at the library!” It thrilled my heart, that at 19 he remembered the summers of his childhood when I took him to read a certain number of pages per week and color in the appropriate section of the log. Now, he’s signing up at the adult station like me; how far we’ve come.
I totally scored at the library! Totally! Normally, I go with a disdainful heart, certain that the librarian will ask me if I’ve washed my hands, or scold me for whispering, or tell me that they don’t have the book I’m looking for. But, yesterday, behold:
- Real World by Natsuo Kirino
- A Quiet Life by Kenzaburo Oe (winner of the 1994 Nobel Prize for literature)
- In The Miso Soup by Ryu Murakami
What did you get? Or, do you frequent the bookstores?
Library Loot host this week is at The Adventures of An Intrepid Reader.