Books have been my teachers, my friends, my joys, my escapes since I was a little child. In elementary school, back before there were the lovely ILS systems I work on now, the librarian would write up your title and due date on a card that had your name on it. If you filled up both sides of the card, she would staple a new one on top and begin again.
Needless to say, I had many, many cards stacked together each year.
My kids and I try to go to the library every Saturday. Not only do they enjoy perusing the shelves--okay, so my son likes the light table and my daughter only looks at graphic novels--but then I get to see the titles I am not prepared for, now that I am not the one ordering the books anymore. I do miss that. This also gives me a review of the titles I want to add to my permanent collection.
This is what I have in my stack this week:
Mortal Groove: A Jane Lawless Mystery, Ellen Hart
To Buy or Not To Buy Organic, Cindy Burke
The Witch is Dead: An Ophelia and Abbey Mystery, Shirley Damsgaard
Root Cellaring: Natural Cold Storage of Fruits & Vegetables, Mike and Nancy Bubel
Putting Food By, Janet Greene, Ruth Hertzberg and Beatrice Vaughn
The Omnivore's Dilemma, Michael Pollan
Growing Midget Vegetables at Home, Grant & Holly Gilmore
And last but not least, my indulgence purchase yesterday:
Home Cheese Making, Ricki Carroll