Wednesday, November 21, 2012
gratitude: library card
I am a total and complete book nerd. My family will confirm that growing up I brought at least one book with me wherever I went. I remember bringing them to the grocery store and to (my) sports games. I usually slept with a stack of books in my bed, to read after it was supposed to be lights out. I freaked out excitedly every summer for the summer reading program and made most of the reading challenges. Book. Nerd.
My book love has only strengthened with age. Luckily I have access to an endless amount of free books through the Milwaukee public library. One of the first errands I completed after our move to Milwaukee was getting a library card.
I request books all the time through the online request system and pick up new books with the thrill of a kid on Christmas morning. I am just barely overexagerating that. There's been many times that the highlight of my day was picking up whatever new book was waiting for me on the library hold shelf. I actually just got a notice that I have a book waiting for me now ... will just have to wait until I go back. Agh ... the agony.
I get such a thrill out of reading and love that all of it is. for. free. Love it.