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31. We didn't have bookmobiles :(
Mon Apr 1, 2024, 03:20 AM
Apr 1

Also lived about 20 miles from a bookstore, but we lived inan early gated community near a rather small city (55K). So no public transit. The social class of the neighbourhood was upper middle-class/wealthy, so Mums were not 'traditional' housewives a la 1970s. They were always 'doing' every day while the husband was at work: Women's clubs, golf, tennis, shopping, and etc. Which meant no rides into town.

Even if the rides had been available, I wouldn't have gotten in a car with any of the resident haus fraus if you paid me. Not with as banged up on booze, benzos or benzies as so many of them seemed to be.

It was far safer to stick to home and re-read the books I had, rather than risking death.

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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