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15. I had no choice about becoming an avid re-reader
Sun Mar 31, 2024, 02:59 PM
Mar 31

I didn't always live near a library or a bookstore. Even when I did, my mum never had a 9-5 job thanks to surgeries not being on that kind of schedule. So she wasn't the best about getting us to a public library on a regular basis. It was rare for us to return books on time, because her schedule was always so jam-packed and hectic. I found constantly dealing with that so embarrassing that I pretty much gave up on going until I was old enough to get around without her.

So I valued my small library at home, and read the books I had over and over. Thankfully, I had quite a few of them and mum was pretty generous about getting more whenever we shopped at the mall. In fact, I'd be bugging her to go to the bookstore until she agreed, even when we were looking for attire for me.

Who else here never had their parents in a panic about finding them at the mall if they lost track of a kid, because, 99% of the time, the kid was at the bookstore? I was that kid.

I finally finished Desparate Justice by Dennis Karstens (vol 2 of a 20 book series) yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #1
I'm reading Void Moon by Michael Connelly written in 2000. brer cat Mar 31 #2
I guess I missed that one hermetic Mar 31 #3
I had missed it also. I ran across it at the library and it was not familiar to me. brer cat Mar 31 #5
I vaguely remember that one NanaCat Mar 31 #13
Waiting for library holds, rereading cbabe Mar 31 #4
Excellent little list there hermetic Mar 31 #8
Occurred to me we listen to songs over and over. But cbabe Mar 31 #10
I had no choice about becoming an avid re-reader NanaCat Mar 31 #15
Nice story hermetic Mar 31 #18
The free little libraries in my neighborhood saved me cbabe Mar 31 #19
Free libraries are a recent thing; I was talking about the 70s. NanaCat Apr 1 #32
I was also that kid. Of course my mom was also going to visit the bookstore so yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #24
We didn't have bookmobiles :( NanaCat Apr 1 #31
Thank you for the weekly thread, hermetic. I'm reading Percival Everett's The Trees japple Mar 31 #6
Oh my... hermetic Mar 31 #7
that sounds so good! I went over to Amazon and put it on my wish list nt yellowdogintexas Mar 31 #9
Trees and James now on my library list. I also cbabe Mar 31 #11
That sounds like one I'll be looking for Bayard Apr 1 #29
Two books about the toxic effects of religion NanaCat Mar 31 #12
Yes, sounds like... hermetic Mar 31 #14
Just finished "Centurion" by Simon Scarrow Number9Dream Mar 31 #16
Good find hermetic Mar 31 #17
'Chained Eagle', by Edward 'Otto' Pernotto. SeattleVet Mar 31 #20
That's pretty cool hermetic Mar 31 #22
Unfortunately, the book has nothing to do with the aircraft he flew. SeattleVet Apr 2 #33
"Hoppy" day to you too, Hermetic. Sadly, I am about #300 on library list waiting to read txwhitedove Mar 31 #21
Love Chet and Bernie stories hermetic Mar 31 #23
Thank you hermetic for the weekly thread! mentalsolstice Mar 31 #25
The Secret Life of John Le Carre & The Spy Who Came In From The Cold bucolic_frolic Mar 31 #26
The North Woods by Douglass Hoover Midnight Writer Mar 31 #27
Thee Secret Chord by Geraldine Brooks. lynintenn Mar 31 #28
I finished, "Touch & Go," by Lisa Gardener Bayard Apr 1 #30
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