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Because I Need More Books: October 10, 2008

October 10, 2008
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I went to the library today, hoping to score The Tsarina’s Daughter by Carolly Erickson. Jane at Dear Author mentioned it in passing in the beginning of a review of another book, and that mention got me curious. The book was at the library yesterday, but when I got up there, it had been carried away.

Oh well. I reserved it, and now it’s on its way to me. (Yet another reason I love my library system.)

Of course, I didn’t leave after I’d reserved the book. Oh, no, not me. Instead, I took my little list of things I wanted to get and I went trolling. The fun part of trolling is that when you’re looking for one thing, you often find other very interesting things. For example, I was searching for The Mythic Image by Joseph Campbell and I found Spirituality for the Skeptic: The Thoughtful Love of Life by Robert C. Solomon and The Enneagram of Passions and Virtues: Finding the Way Home by Sandra Maitri. I ended up checking out 9 new things, which brings my total of items out to 39.

39 items from the library alone, all due (as of this moment) Halloween or earlier. I can’t read 39 books in 3 weeks. Some things — The Lace Reader and The Dark — will definitely go back unread. In fact, they’re already in the bag, ready to go back on Tuesday. A couple of other items — A Countess Below Stairs and Thirteen Reasons Why — might go back; I haven’t made up my mind yet.

I love the library — it’s like a feast laid out for me, every day I can make the five minute walk from work.

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