let's pretend i'm a consistent blogger and it is normal to find random blog posts about library books on this site.
i actually got to go to the library by myself today, which means i actually got to visit the adult section. a rarity when you have a toddler.
my sister (corrie) had given me several recommendations of non-fiction and biography books to try out. somehow, she always manages to find really interesting ones so i typically tap into that book source when i need suggestions. as luck would have it, my library didn't have any of them. first, i wandered down the non-fiction area. without a recommendation that's like looking for a needle in the haystack. plus, sometimes i just have to have a break from my obsession with the Holocaust, survivor stories and genocides (macabre, i know). so, i started wandering down the biography section.
biography section: (1) full of books of many, many, many, many people
(2) full of multiple books by multiple authors on the same people
cynical thought #1 while browsing: it is amazing how many people that i could care less about have books written about them that i can't even feign an interest in (how'd you like that use of that book word, doug?)
cynical thought #2 while browsing: well, i probably wouldn't read a book about my life, either
so, after my pointless wandering and wondering in the biographies section, i went to the fiction section. i like fiction. typically i like historical fiction, but over the last few years I've gotten into fantasy, as well. it's fun to escape into a world that doesn't look anything like ours. i mean, who wouldn't ride a dragon if they had the opportunity? that's just a no-brainer. the problem is that sometimes i want to feel smart and as though i'm actually learning something. but, until corrie and my library can sit down and have a discussion about what books the library should stock, i guess i'm stuck riding dragons.
and let's be honest about books in general... reading anything after A Tale of Two Cities is just a disappointment, anyway.
surprise ending: it is probably one of the last times i'll be in the library alone or be able to read for awhile anyway. there will be a Henigin again on October 6th!