When all else fails, there are books...
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
I've been a weird funk. It isn't weight, how my clothes are fitting, my food intake, or my fitness. It's just stress. All the cheerleading, self inflicted or otherwise, is just not doing the trick today.
Books! Books are like a drug to me and today, the local public library opened their spring book sale. Oh, how can I explain what this does to me? For very little money, I can walk into the community room with their tables filled with books, all organized by type. There are the computer books (I don't even venture over there). The education books are next. This is the table with the college reading requirement books, poetry, that sort of thing. Travel next (always worth checking out, even if it is only to help imagine a trip). Cookbooks (nah). History (love it), sci-fi, romance, "novels" (3 full tables with not so much as an inch of bare space - and more boxes beneath the tables). A whole room for kids! It's wonderful!
The kid got 2 books (kids room - 2 for $1), I got 2 off the "novels" table, both Dennis LeHane books and from the history table, Mayflower (Nathaniel Philbrook - I think that is the last name). Lots of local flavor.
Best of all, I can look forward to Saturday when it is fill a bag day. All the books you can fit in a grocery bag for $3! That is practically free! I grab anything that looks remotely interesting. I may never read all the "free" books, but man does it make me happy to have them.