Whenever I let too much time pass between visits, I forget how much I love the library. Amazon.com, on the other hand, loves when I forget it. So does Barnes & Noble, Tattered Cover, and now, my new local indie, Talking Leaves Books.
Having just moved into a new neighborhood — er, county — er, state, if you don’t count that 6-month little stop-over in NYC, I had to get a new library card. Downtown Buffalo has a really super cool library so I was all excited about that, but also, I found a branch right down the street! Like, even closer than my favorite Greek diner which we’ve already hit up about 5 times this month! In fact, I have to walk past the library to get to the diner!
Why, it’s utter genius!
So Alex and I took a lovely mid-afternoon walk down Elmwood Avenue, found the library, and signed up for new cards.
And now I have a bunch of new books for my ever-increasing to-be-read pile:
- The Year My Sister Got Lucky – by Aimee Friedman
- The Nature of Jade – by Deb Caletti
- Lessons from a Dead Girl – by Jo Knowles
- Little Brother – by Cory Doctorow
- The Earth, My Butt, and other Big Round Things – by Carolyn Mackler
YA books. Free. Right down the street (on the way to the diner). What more can a girl ask for?
All over the library visits already! Although my selections are more like “Dirty Joe the Pirate,” “Elmo Goes to Kindergarten,” and “Frog and Toad are Friends.”
I don’t have enough bookshelf space to actually BUY all the books my kids are going to read the next 15 years, or however long until they fly the nest.
BTW, Dirty Joe the Pirate is a hilarious read, my eldest wants me to read it to her every night and it’s damn funny every time. In case you want to go for young YOUNG adult reading.
I miss suburbia sometimes. 😀
Hmmmm, Dirty Joe the Pirate? Sounds like maybe not a children’s book, Jenny!
LOL T.S. we live in the city, actually. it’s just like Park Slope. On a diet. A really big crash diet.
My local branch in Cleveland is in this old mansion, so there are all these narrow staircases and strange corners filled with books and I can never actually find what I’m looking for, but I don’t care because it’s so cute, and they will pull books right off the shelf for you. I heart the library.
I have an e-version of Doctorow’s Little Brother in my YUDU Library. It’s like a subversive handbook for new technology. I get a big kick out of checking out the links embedded in the text.
If you want to see, my library is at: http://beta.yudu.com/library/3615/James-A-Woods–Library