Thursday, January 26, 2012

Is it winter?

I have always bought my books on Amazon.
Until today.
L has been a good  bad influence.
Going to the library every week, ordering books from the library online, and then going to pick them up.
Paying zip.  Nada. Zero.

So today, I dug my library card out, and trudged in.
Actually, we have a beautiful new library, and there is really no reason NOT TO USE IT.
And it's 5 minutes from my house.
So today, I got three books....until I can figure out how to use their website, and figure out what I want to order.

I must admit to having NO rhyme NOR reason for choosing these books.
They just seemed to speak to me.

 And since they cost NOTHING, well, bringing them home was sure easy.

Tonight DH took me downtown for a cozy little dinner at the Gourmet Cafe.  I had some french  onion soup, some wine, some pasta primavera, and garlic bread.
Watching the snow fall softly on the street outside.

Now I'm glad to be home, curled up on the couch, with my afghan and my laptop, and a cuppa tea.

And my sweet boy Roy, of course.


Denise at Autumn Sky said...

That sounds like a wonderful dinner and setting with the falling snow. I used to LOVE to read and I seldom do anymore. I'm not sure why. I wonder if it's my post-menopausal lack of concentration?

Valerie said...

We read A Thread of Grace in my book group when it first came out. Everyone liked it for different reasons.

I love my local library....I can even download audiobooks for my mp3 player from my home computer. Even though it's free, don't forget to donate to them every now and then...we need good libraries.

Karen said...

Haven't read any of them, let us know if you find a winner. I'm always looking for a good read. Your soft fallen snow looks so much better than the rain we're getting here.

Anonymous said...

I'm enjoying your snow photo... still not a drop or flake here. It's been a disappointing winter with temps in the 50's. Hubby has not used his little snow plow even once. Poor guy.

claudia said...

Those books look like good reads to me. I was buying from Amazon too, until my daughter bought an Android for me for christmas, now I am buying from Barnes and Noble. (Well, buying is stretching it, I am downloading the free classic novels)
Dinner sounded good. The cuppa tea and afghan even better!

Country Girl said...

I want to read that last one. And the last photo? I love that.

Hilary said...

Oh your snowy photo is just beautiful. I buy most of my books at yard sales. When I run out of those, it's the library.

Sweetpea said...

I wonder if there is any possibility that you & I choose books (by their titles) and wines (by their labels) in the same way??? I am feeling eerily *sympatico* to your choices....
What a lovely evening.

Mrs. Turkey said...

Your three books look very interesting. I'll have to check out E-bay or my local small library to see if they have them.
Getting ready to chop up vegetables for a soup....sounded good for this snowy day here in Maine. It is really snowing hard. Hopefully we don't lose power before I'm finished.
Love your blog and your weaving.....such beautiful things you make.

Anonymous said...

I listen to audio books when I weave.


Teri said...

It's very easy to reserve books online at a library. You can search by title, author or subject and will find lots of interesting books. Now that I am traveling, I have been exchanging books at the campground "libraries".

Daryl said...

brrrr... do you have a Kindle? I hear you can download for free library books ..

Cait Throop said...

Ohhhh that sounds wonderful...I'm off to make some tea, myself! And I love the library, love, love, love!

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