Hooray for public libraries! Hooray for living in a country where I speak the language!
Since I’m off the knitting AND since we now live in the US, my intake of reading has skyrocketed.
With all the stress and frustration of moving to a new place, my biggest joy and consolation has been the Loudoun County Public Library. I’ve done so much at the library! I’ve registered to vote (HOORAY!). I’ve volunteered to teach English. I’ve played with LEGO, made a bunny out of little melted plastic beads, and other fun kids’ activities with the boys. I’ve also attended a seminar on getting back into the work force after a gap in your career.
All this… FOR FREE!
And of course, I have borrowed books. Mountains of books! Cascades of books!
Okay so maybe not *that* many. But it feels like a whole world has been opened up to me that I was missing when we lived in Germany. While my German is pretty darn good, I could never read more than children’s story books in German.
Now, I’ve rekindled my love affair with the written word. And it feels soooo good. I’ve even branched out a bit! I’m a big reader of novels, but since joining the local library I’ve read one history book and now I’m reading Malcolm Gladwell’s Blink. It feels good to try new things.
I’ve also got a little idea for a business germinating, and I know where I’ll go for resources and books to help me develop it…
That’s right. The library.
Check out my Goodreads button in the right-hand menu to see what I’ve been reading.