It's a beautiful, warm, night in the district, perfect for #audiowalking
I came across a book sale at my local library. I resisted...sigh.
I don‘t normally post #bookishproblems but today I sailed right through my train station TWICE and added an hour onto my journey home while reading. I‘m such an idiot 🤭 all the extra walking increased my step count for #bookfitnesschallenge I guess
Not the book I expected, but it was probably my own fault for not reading synopsis, and depending on people's recommendation. I expected more of a criminal case, and how the arsonist was caught. Not the history of the library, and libraries, interspersed with the fire, and "here's a tidbit about Harry Peak". History of library interesting, the fire and case not so much.
“It wasn‘t that time stopped in the library. It was if it were captured here, collected here, and in all libraries-and not only my time, my life, but all human time as well. In the library, time is dammed up-not just stopped but saved. The library is a gathering pool of narratives and of the people who come to find them. It is where we can glimpse immortality; in the library, we can live forever.”
Ahhh 😍 This is the best BOTM I've gotten. I'm obsessed with the tote and the little book pockets that are sewn in. This is definitely coming with me to my next library sale. 🤓📚
Spinning Silver is for Lucas, and the other two are my picks. Have you read this month's BOTM yet?
Whoa!! This blew my socks off! It took me a little longer to read because of all the facts but i loved it!! Orlean did a great job covering not only the fire, but the in depth history of the library, the librarians and the arson case. I absolutely loved it and did not expect her to go that in depth. This is a must read!
I loved reading about the history of the Los Angeles library system and learning about how libraries have evolved over time. This is really a love letter to libraries and the people who make them what they are.
I got The Library Book from, where else, but the library. Have heard terrible things about the narration (read by the author, ouch). But I‘m about one cd in and it‘s totally fine! Which I‘m grateful for bc my CD player doesn‘t have a 1.25x speed like the audible app does.
In Los Angeles, moments were fortune cookies ready to be cracked open, and in them you might find a movie star, or a successful audition, or a chance encounter with a powerful person who, qith the snap of his fingers would change your life, like a wizard.