thus imagine my delight when my dear auntie kris gave nick & i each our own kindle for a wedding present. hundreds of books at the switch of a button! magical page-remembering (even if i fall asleep while reading)! the ability to borrow e-books from our local library so i have a steady stream of free reading fodder without even leaving the house!
so enamored was i with this convenience that i didn't set foot in an actual library for months. until yesterday. yesterday, i drove down the winding brick road to the tiny branch library in downtown crafton (a downtown marked by an independent donut shop, an antique shop, a dollar store, the police station, and a few hole-in-the-wall bars). walking inside, i inhaled the musty aroma of quiet afternoons, softened page corners, sharp-eyed and low-voiced librarians. they could bottle this wise perfume and sell it as scope for the imagination, i think.
and so, my love affair with libraries waxes on. bibilophilia ... i just can't quit you.