la biblioteca

September 19, 2005

A couple Saturdays ago, Rama and I went to the library. I hadn’t been in so long that I’d forgotten how fun it could be. We split up in books on tape. He headed to the graphic novels, and I went to poetry. Just 15 minutes later, we found each other at the computer stations, both of us with a stack of books. It was the beginning, I hope, of a tradition, although Rama says we have to go at least twice before we can call it that.


  1. Feisty says:

    I could live at the library. Even though I have a ton of books at home I need to read, I always find myself at the library wandering and hoping to find a new discovery.

  2. becky says:

    did you go to the library downtown? I love spending time there…

  3. sarah says:

    oh! i so love the library! they have story hour twice a month for 2s & 3s, and i love taking molly (my daughter) there to listen to miss z! they also have wonderful kid videos for check-out.

  4. muck says:

    LOL!! i was at the library on sunday and i literally had to ask the librarian how many books i could check out at a time. 15, she said and off i went with a list of books i’ve been wanting to read…now i’m in book heaven. i’m reading anne lamott’s crooked little heart at the moment…

  5. lisa says:

    When I was first married, my husband and I were so poor, we literally could not even afford to rent one movie a month. The public library became our haven. We, too, would spend hours there. I would check out Martha Stewart Living magazines to my heart’s content, Derek would scrounge for his favorite Robert Jordan fantasy books, and we would “rent” all the videos we could. Needless to say, we learned a lot that year about Ancient Egypt, Stonehenge, the Rainforest, and the African Savannah from all the National Geographic films that we borrowed!

  6. jenny vorwaller says:

    Mmmmmm i love the library, i frequent mine at least once a week! :)

  7. Swirly says:

    I keep meaning to go to the library – I used to go there in graduate school and check out stacks of books on all kinds of crazy subjects. It is the greatest thing – borrowing books.

  8. lisaann says:

    muck, your limit is 15 items?! that’s crazy. my local library [] has 100 book limit! for three weeks! that place will be the end of me, i’m seriously there every-other-day.

  9. penelope says:

    You already know I’m a sucker for the library. Ooh! Stacks of things to learn about!

  10. lori says:

    ah, the library ~that’s my second home. i mean really, just take a sleeping bag and that’s all you need, ok maybe chocolate too.

  11. miha says:

    books? who has time to read??! :)

  12. bella says:

    it’s like everything… you make the time to read, because if you didn’t read you miss out on so many wonderful things.

  13. stella says:

    hurray for libraries! only it’s too bad over the course of the year i ran up $25 in late fees.. c’est moi!

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  15. sammi says:

    I work at the library which makes it difficult to go and browse there. :( But I do remember how much I loved it when I was a patron & when I used to have the job of shelving books.

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