Thursday, January 19, 2012

Library Montage and Another Book Read

My local library shared this clip on their facebook page.  I love it, and so thought I would share it with you too.

My favourite bit?  Cookie Monster of course.

My second favourite bit?  The beautiful filing systems with the little vanilla cream cards all neatly lined and written on and dated, oh how I miss those.  Gosh the places those books went and the adventures they must have had.  Part of my love of library books was seeing where the book I was reading had been, and wondering about the person that read before me, did they like the book as much as I did, or more?  Who was their favourite character and why?  Did they read this book snuggled under the covers or spread out under a huge shady tree?  I wonder what happened to all those little cards with years of information recorded on them?  Did they end up in landfill?  I think they would make beautiful papers for bookmarks, scrapbooking, bookcoverings, cards and any other type of paper decorating that could be thought up.  ohhhhh a little set of bunting to hang, or made into flowers, stars and cranes to decorate a table or Christmas tree.  *sigh*

I have just finished 'The Joy Luck Club' by Amy Tan.  Love it, absolutely loved it.  Was sad to see I had read the last page, I wanted to know more about these amazing women.  I can finally get a copy of the movie now, as I don't like to watch the movie before reading the book.  Woo Hoo!

So what are you reading right now?

Thanks so much for stopping by my place today - have a wonderful day at your place.


Maria said...

Hi - I loved the Joy Luck Club. Have a feeling that I need to read a lot more now. I have just read 'Lake of Dreams' by Kim Edwards. I think this book has pre-empted my urge to read more

Miss Prudence said...

that's a sign of a great book - sad at the last page because it is the last! Yes I miss the old library index system too - it was all part of the experience wasn't it - now it is a bit like a supermarket with the scanner...

'Joyce' said...

Maria how wonderful, you know everyone that is telling me what they are reading is going on my list of 'must reads'. I love it.
Miss Prudence, totally agree, I have been thinking of these women and their daughters long after the book has been closed. I love books like that. You know, I would love to read a book about these women's current husbands. lol.
Thanks so much for stopping by. xx