My toe has been doing great from when its nail got ripped off, thank you. There’s finally a scab after five days, and it’s swollen but less painful now. I’m optimistic I will be able to put shoes on by Monday or Tuesday and have a nice walk home from work. 🙂 Maybe no running for a bit longer, but all in good time. I went back through some old-but-recent posts yesterday for maintenance reasons, and seeing the ones where I talked about running made me sad. I want to get back out there!
I visited my local library for the first time on Friday. Well, the first time since this being my local library, anyway. I used to go to the library quite often until I moved to uni, then my childhood library card expired and I was all stuck-up about not wanting to go to my current city’s library. Something about not liking this town.
Anyway, I got a library card at the downtown branch. They have five branches, can you believe it? I can’t speak for the others, but the downtown branch was surprisingly nice. Two stories plus a basement… Dewey Decimal System numbers labeled by topic (I couldn’t believe that)… the only thing I couldn’t seem to find was a “new books” section, which I do sorely miss. It’s cool, they have “staff picks”, which I’m sure will be just as lucrative a source of new and exciting reads.
All the non-fiction books, periodicals, encyclopedias, etc. hang out on the second floor. They had a nice little display of books about music and I picked up a memoir called Life on Planet Rock about the editor of a music magazine prominent in the ’80s and early ’90s. I’m a big fan of music memoirs, as you may know, so this should be an interesting read.
I also grabbed a book interpreting some Old Testament bible stories (The Woman Who Laughed at God) and another called Buddhism for Beginners. The religion section of good ol’ Dewey’s system called to me, shh. I’m still that same old nerdy girl who likes to read and learn, even if I don’t have much time for it anymore. At least this library lets me keep books for a whole month, unlike the three weeks I am used to. Just gotta finish Lolita, and then I can DELVE.
I guess this would be a good place to plug my Shelfari, eh? It’s not like I use it much, but it’s a cool place to keep track of what I read, and if you used it too and wanted to follow me, I’d be totally cool with that. 😉