Ha! Well, I help people with computers in a library, and sometimes take books out; I've not been to our new local library since it moved to the back of a café, though - it's odd, I feel a bit scared to try it, like a would to go in a clothes shop. I've never felt that about a library before.
I don't think I've been to a library on my own account for a couple of years now (though I probably would have done had I not had to go). I used to go to the Barbican library and Westminster music library every three weeks, and Kensington every week (it was on my way home from work). I fell out of the habit when I got ill, and then I realised I still have thousands of books of my own that I haven't read yet.
I had a hospital appointment today that got a bit messed up, and I ended up spending most of the day there. I read half of Cosey's book though, going from her childhood in Hull to the start of the break-up of Throbbing Gristle, so it wasn't time wasted. I wish the chairs had been more comfortable though.
^^^ Time with books is time well spent 😊 The good thing with libraries in a London borough, if you're a member of one, you're a member of them all. I wanted an obscure book and they got it for me..from Lewisham!!!! Amazing, as I live in Upminster!
Those of you with E-readers, there is a fab website called Book Bub where you type in the sort of genre you like and they send you an email everyday with cheap or free books to download. I've not paid for any books for months!
Also for me, as they are free, if I get bored, or it's not my bag I get rid of it as it's not cost me a bean so no guilt or feeling you have to read it as you paid money for it.
I have been a member of Bookbub for quite a while now.I find it's worth it, if I just find one book I really like every now and again. Amazon do cheap,sometimes free,books for the Kindle. I occasionally come across a good read that way.
I have started a Susan Moody book. Reading her life story before starting the book,is so interesting it could be a novel. I am starting at the beginning with the first Penny Black novel and will proceed through the series,if I enjoy it. So far the writing is good,the characters are well fleshed out and the plot looks promising. So pleased to get the recommendation for Susan Moody,so thanks Arena.
Seeing that a new film of My Cousin Rachel is coming out,I decided to read the book. I'm sure I read it when I was young,but couldn't remember it. Well,I have read it now and I enjoyed and savoured every word. It is a mystery with many unanswered questions,which I rather like. I have come to my own conclusions and no doubt,every other reader will also have their own ideas. Whether Rachel is a victim,or a dangerous scheming woman is never made clear.
Yes I saw that they'd made another film. Actually, I have only read the book...years ago, of course. Being DuMaurier, it probably bears rereading (which I rarely do) I hardly ever ditch my books though!
I am reading The Story of Lucy Gault by William Trevor (he died not long ago) Naturally, it is heartbreaking. Anyone read any of his? They all do that!
Now reading a 'supermarket' book - I See You by Clare Mackintosh. Started it last night and over half way through already. A good thriller which is keeping me turning the pages- but it's hardly literature...