Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Summer reading

 I pretty much love the library more than I think it is right to love a government building. I know many of you (Gina, Mom B.) will agree. I love that I can pick up books that I would never buy and browse through them at my leisure and I love that I can request books and have them delievered within a mile of my house. If the library system could get together with Amazon and just send books to my house, that would be the best. But then they would probably charge me for that service and I wouldn't like that. In fact, we would probably drop them as quick as we dropped Netflix when they raised their prices. After all, the library has movies for free too. =)

Sitting on our coffee table ...

That's pretty much sums what I've been thinking about recently: re-doing furniture, creativity, yummy Thai food (ahem, Christopher <3), budgeting, and organization.

I've also been reading Storm of Swords, the third book in George R. R. Martin's series "Song of Ice and Fire." It's only about 1,000 pages long and I have been getting it from the library, reading it for 21 days, writing down which chapter I am on and then returning it since there are other holds on it in the library system. After doing that twice, I bought it on Amazon. So Amazon will be sending that book to my house. =)

Back to the library system ... the Milwaukee library lets me (and everyone else) request 15 books at a time and the library website is not blocked at work. So this past weekend during some slow time at work I requested my 15 books and stored some away in the handy on-line list on my library page.

So I have some books on decorating, frugality, sustainable living and baking bread coming my way. I am also excited to read Kisses from Kate and something by Madeleine L'Engle this summer too.

And I'm wondering, since apparently my list isn't long enough, are you reading anything good this summer?


Chinwe said...

Thai food! You just had to rub that in, didn't you?! Meanie!

lindsay said...

When I'm not reading medical textbooks I occasionally sneak in some fun reading... although I'm not reading it this summer-- yet-- I highly recommend The Hole in the Gospel by Richard Stearns.

I'm about 2 chapters into Complications by Atul Gawande but am liking it a lot so far. He's a surgeon and it's about the art of learning how to practice medicine-- because it is after all very much practice. It's well-written and interesting.

I know what you mean about libraries-- I used to go to the Roch library allthetime and had the whole "free parking if it's under 60 minutes" thing down to an art. Here in Houston I check out e-books online which is even more convenient!