Several months back, my laptop crashed and I was without it for a week. Thankfully, my tech-savvy neighbor made repairs and it's working like a charm. During this downtime, I went to the local library to use the computer. They have quite a few computer stations and you have to reserve a computer using your library card. It's a great service and you get an hour of use. I was happy to have access to check email, social media and my blog. After I finished my work, I took a moment to walk around the library and check the books on the shelves. There were plenty of paperbacks, hardcovers and more. I know the e-readers, iPads, etc. are all the rave now for reading books. Maybe I'm too old school, but placing a bookmark into the pages of a real book are still my favorite thing. I started reading Terry McMillan's follow up novel 'Getting To Happy' after buying the hardcover at the dollar store, yeah for a $1. With all the technical gadgets for reading, I felt a bit out of place and not quite 'with it' when placing a bookmark at the chapter where I will pick up the story. Now that I don't have to use the library computers anymore, I won't count out this great resource when looking for a good read. They have plenty of picks and perusing the stacks is fun too. Take the kids and let them pick out a fave book and make sure there are plenty of bookmarks for everyone!
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1 year ago