Today’s Perfect Moment is rediscovering the library.
For the past couple of months, I have been on a bit of a reading lull. It isn’t so much that I haven’t been reading, I just haven’t been as aggressive with it as I have been in the past. I was reading 80 books or more a year for the past 7 or 8 years. I used to have a drop down menu for the books that I read in a given year.
Despite all this, from the early part of this year, I stopped going to the library. I still read books on my Kobo. I read the adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and I reread the first seven books of the Dresden Files, but I just wasn’t really jumping into it. I got on the bus and more often than not just stared out the windows. I am not sure if all the construction was interesting or I was just burnt out on reading, though I suspect the latter rather than the former.
Today, trying to get a handle on my vacation dilemma, I went to library to pick up some travel guides to see if something would pop out at me. Instead, I came away from the library with way too many items. These included
- 4 model train magazines
- Season one of Star Trek Discovery
- Seasons one and two of Beverly Hills 90210
- 6 travel guides (Prague (2), Budapest, Chile, Argentina, and Europe)
- A Spenser novel
- Hemingway’s The Dangerous Summer
- and a humorous book and self help or denial or something like that
If that weren’t enough, I asked for an intra-library loan of the book Stamps as witnesses to History. Thanks to our terrible premiere Doug Ford, I may not be able to get this book. It seems in his quest to ruin the province/cut everyone’s budgets except his friends, this fantastic service has been whittled down remarkably.
Getting this loan was facilitated by one of the librarians. When she heard which book I was asking for, she explained that her previous library posting had an active group of stamp collectors who constantly borrowed the Scott Stamp Catalogues and often bickered and fought over them. She planned to pass on the book title to the person in charge of buying books for that branch.
Nonetheless, it was a good time at the library and I will probably have another when I take back the TV series next week.