Without getting too personal, The Hubby and I are currently going through (yet another) economic crisis. Which is really just a continuation of the previous crisis with a fresh dump of shit on top.
I'm glad we live only a block away from our local library, and I'm glad our local library is really good about acquiring new books. Despite my current lack of funds, I've still been able to read pretty much anything I want to read.
For example, Laurie Frankel, who is one of my all-time favorite authors, just had a new novel released. I've been waiting to read this novel ever since I was aware of its upcoming existence--more than a year--and I had fully intended to purchase it on release day.
Yeah, so. That wasn't possible.
But because I have such an awesome library, I'm currently reading Goodbye for Now, and it is all crisp and fresh and I even felt kinda bad when I dog-eared a page to remind myself where I read an amazing line because no pages had been touched yet and it was just so beautiful I didn't want to ruin it.
My library acquired the book as soon as it was available. I'm the first to read this copy. I could easily imagine I bought the book on release day, like I wanted to. In fact I have been imagining that, because I really wish this book was mine to keep.
So that's it. No deep thoughts from me today, I just wanted to express my gratitude for my local library and the library system in general. It's like a soup kitchen for readers, books served free daily.
Have you hugged your library today?