I have books coming out of my ears. There's the bag book [for waiting moments], the car book [audio book], the bed book [good but slightly sleep inducing], and the everywhere book [the book you just CANT put down].
The libraries in the two cities I lived in before this one didn't charge late fines. Many find this incredible, as though I'm saying I once had zebra stripes and lived amongst the fairies. But its true and because I wasn't used to fines, I ended up accumulating hefty ones thus putting me off libraries for 3 years.
One of my goals for my 108 in 2008 was to pay off my fine and start checking out books again. In doing so I've re-discovered the library and how economical, and wonderful it really is. My county has an online catalog where you can search books, ask the library to hold them for you, and then you can pick them up, read them, drop them off, pick up more, FOR FREE! I grew up on the library so this shouldn't really feel like a novel concept, but somehow it is. Thanks to the library I'm reading books I might never have and reading more than I have in YEARS.
These are my latest reviews on the books I've recently read: The Green Book, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, Man Walks Into a Room, Shopaholic & Baby, Snowflower and the Secret Fan, Northanger Abbey, Baby Proof, About a Boy, Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close, Atonement
Read any of these? I'd be curious on your take! Any books you recommend?