|Falls City LIbrary, Falls City, NE|
These words by Henry Ward Beecher hang above the circulation desk at my local library. Public libraries have always been some of my favorite places to browse, to read, to work, and just to sit and soak up the atmosphere - so I am in agreement with Mr. Beecher.
This week we celebrate libraries with the Library Books Read-a-Thon - seven days of reading as many library books as possible.
I visited my library during my lunch hour today to assembly my lineup for the week. It's been a long time since I just browsed the shelves, waiting for a cover or title to grab me. I borrowed three books, with the goal of getting two of them read during the week. (I always like to have a spare - in case one turns out to be a DNF.) Here is what I'm hoping to read:
Ardor by Lily Prior - The publisher describes it as "A wildly imaginative fairy tale for adults." Combine that with "the lovely landscape of Italy" and we have a winner.
The Swan Gondola by Timothy Schaffert was the second book to catch my eye. "