Library day

I read something a while back that suggested taking kids to the library to give them the experience of complete and utter bounty- no matter what your budget, there is the possibility of taking home WHATEVER book they want. I love that. I so know that feeling- my mom’s only rule for how many books we could take from the library on our weekly trips was that we had to be able to carry them.

I got to go to the library today by myself (well, with Tiny, but she was in the stroller and not begging to go to the kids’ area, so in effect, by myself) while Z was at our little preschool today. It was so nice. I love being able to just wander and let books call out to me. Today I ended up with 6:

Mr. Fooster Traveling on a Whim by Corwin and Frazier
The Best Buddhist Writing 2008
Istanbul Noir
Why New Orleans Matters by Tom Piazza
Ms. Hempel Chronicles by Sarah Shun-lien Bynum
Flappers and the New American Woman: Perceptions of Women from 1918 through the 1920s by Catherine Gourley

Any predictions on which I’ll actually finish before they’re due back again? Keep in mind I’ve been reading my current book for what seems like the last 6 months.

We ended up going back to the library after preschool and naps, Z had a really rough day- two (lightly) skinned knees and lots of crying. She got three books, which is my limit for her, because I can’t keep track of more than that. When she’s older and/or when the library ceases to have late fines, she can get out more.

What are you reading? Which book do you think I should read first?

4 thoughts on “Library day

  1. I suggest the New Orleans book! Let me know how it goes 🙂 And I just got a book about prayer from the library today, and I’ll keep you informed!

  2. Trina on

    I thought the one about Flappers and the New American Woman would be about perceptions of Women from 1918 until 2000 or so, but it was only until the 1920’s, that made me laugh. Did perceptions change so much in two years?
    It sounds like you got some books that are NOT from the kids’ section, is that really possible even without kids? I tend to go there and pick books for my kids, even if they aren’t with me.
    But, I just read “The Wednesday Letters” that I bought super on sale from Seagull Books. It was so good! Now I need to finish reading “The Holiness of Everyday Life” (this is my second time starting it, so I really want to finish).

  3. Maryanne on

    Trina, the book covers all the way through the 1920s- so 10 years vs. 2. 🙂
    And yes, all the books were from the adult section- I didn’t even go into the kids section, but that’s mainly because I knew I’d be coming back soon with Z, and she’d kill me if I didn’t let her pick her own books- and if I got some AND she got some, I’d lose at least 1. 🙂

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