8/26/10

Rediscovering the public library

Public libraries have been around since, I dunno, forever but somehow, lost in the shuffle of adulthood I had completely forgotten all about them. Sure I still knew what they were and would often walk by one and think "Ohh books!" but it never really dawned on me that I could go into one and actually borrow a book for free! Well not until today anyway.

As I wandered around on my lunch break, trying to avoid spending money unnecessarily, I happened past the public library that it literally in the same office space of my place of employment. That's right, all this time these free book were mere steps away and I had been completely ignoring them. Shame on me!

Now because I had been eyeing copies of both In Defense of Food and The Omnivore's Dilemma (Michael Pollan)I figured I would take a peek inside, sign up for a card and borrow one, if not both, if they were in stock. Thankfully I was lucky enough to find a copy of The Omnivore's Dilemma along with another interesting read called Bite Me: Food in Pop Culture 



I am really excited to delve into both of these books-so excited in fact, that I am putting down Born to Run (I just started it and haven't gotten too far in) and reading these first. I guess I should admit that part of the reason is the 21 day lending period on the library books. I just got the card so I wouldn't want my privileges revoked!


Check back in the coming days for reviews of the book (I promise the good, bad and ugly on these ones).


That's me for now. Its time to get reading!


So tell me, what book are you currently reading? Any recommendations for my next one?



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13 comments:

  1. Oh my gosh, I do the exact same thing with libraries. I'm currently reading Eat Pray Love and The Help!

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  2. Last summer my husband and I were talking about Netflix and one of us mentioned how cool it would be to have a book version of the same system. Both us us were amazed that no one had thought of it yet! That weekend he took me on a "date" to the public library where we both signed up for cards and browsed the shelves well into the afternoon. It was a huge "Duh" moment. Someone HAD already thought of our idea - decades ago! Right now I'm reading The Year of Fog. I'm just getting into it, but I've heard wonderful things.

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  3. I cant wait to hear your thoughts on "Bite Me." I haven't heard about it before but it sounds really interesting.

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  4. Oooh I'm interested to seeing your reviews! I just finished Eat, Pray, Love and am now reading The Eat Clean Diet Recharged by Tosca Reno. I have most of her Eat Clean books, and although I'd say I already know how to eat clean (and do), I love them for the extra inspiration and the recipes!

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  5. I finally saw Food Inc and though it was amazing. Interested to hear how you like the books.

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  6. I can't wait to hear your reviews! I've never heard of Bite Me, but you've got me interested!

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  7. Libraries are fun- practically unlimited selection of whatever books you want! I could easily go insane from all the choices.

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  8. I use the library to take out children's books for work all the time, but for some reason I never get books for myself. I have a hard time choosing them because the shelves are overwhelming!

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  9. The librarian in me worships you for this post. We need more people praising our libraries in order to survive. There are free movies and DVDs in there too!

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  10. I'm reading "Born to Run" by Christopher McDougall. I've found it really inspiring so far. I have "The Omnivores Dilemma" on my list next. Let us know how you like it.

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  11. Hvaen't had a change to read Omnivore's Dilemma yet but it's here waiting for me. Let me know!!!

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  12. I've been reading In Defense of Food and I really like it so far! It has a lot of good and interesting points.

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