Whenever I remember my small hometown library, I remember a lovely, two-story, Greek revival, white terra cotta, stone building built at the turn of the Twentieth Century. It was like going back in time, and it stirred the imagination. Until I got my driver’s license, I waited for my ride home after school at this fascinating building. The librarians were always willing to help me find anything I needed. Their suggestions led me to read books I would never have found on my own. They also seemed as happy as I was to find any material I was asking about.
I'm not a runner. It all seems rather boring and pointless to me. However, I do enjoy running sports like basketball or soccer. It might seem odd, but put some kind of ball in it, and running takes on a whole new meaning of excitement and entertainment. I wonder... could I actually enjoy running? The jury is still out trying to figure that one out.
I’ll admit it; I’m no kid. I don’t have kids. I do, however, LOVE kid’s movies! My husband and I recently saw Legend of the Guardians at the theater. We didn’t expect much from a cartoon about owls, but we figured it was as good a way as any to spend our Wednesday evening. By Thursday, I’d told all of my co-workers, everyone on Facebook, and even the checkout girl at the grocery store that they HAD to see the movie. So, you can imagine the thrill I got when I realized it’s based on a best-selling book series.
Have you ever said the words, "the housework is never done"? If so, you are not alone. Women have been saying the same words for centuries. The book, Never Done by Susan Strasser, examines the role of housework throughout history. Strasser researched many primary sources, including advertisements, mail order catalogues, diaries, letters, and cookbooks to piece together daily life for women in the past.
A Book Worth Mentioning: Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare
I just finished reading Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare. The books by this author are located in the teen section at the library. What, read a teen book?! I must confess, I am not a teen; actually I am far from being a teen. Okay, add another far to the first one...and you'll get a good idea of where I am coming from here. However, I know a good author when I see one.