Tuesday, September 2, 2008
I know that this is not what booksellers want to read. Over the past few months, I've been increasing my visits to my local public library.
The library system in Quincy is excellent. The main branch was renovated a few years ago. It's just gorgeous.
There's a cafe in the lobby. It has an atrium ceiling filled with light and they have all sorts of programs. One of them, which looks very interesting to me, is called Cooking With Books, where people look at new cookbooks and share recipes. This month's theme is Apples. Yum!
Anyway, I've taken out several good books and DVDs. There's such a wide selection of everything here. I recently read An Accidental American, by Alex Carr. A really good book filled with suspense and international intrigue.
I'm currently reading, Chez Moi, by Agnes Desarthe. This is a wonderful food book about a woman who opens her own restaurant. However, as much as I love all the food and the quirky characters, in terms of cleanliness, this restaurant is my own personal nightmare. Sometimes I feel like I have clumps of hair and dirt between my teeth, because I'm getting so grossed out by reading it. I've never felt such ambivalence while reading a food book.
I have two books on hold, which I should be getting out by the end of the week. Dirty Girls On Top, by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez and Petite Anglaise, by Catherine Sanderson, another blogger who got a book deal.
Have you been visiting your local library? And just for fun, here's a cool blog to check out called Librarian On The Run. It's written by a funny local blogger who happens to be a librarian.
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