Today, my husband, dog, and I are still driving from our temporary Denver home to a new temporary location: Boston!
Since I’ll be missing Denver, I thought I’d reminisce a little bit about one of my favorite places, the Denver Public Library, so you can reminisce with me, with this post from September 21, 2012:
My library card is pink.
And I even got a choice as to what color card I wanted: pink, green, or blue. Blue and green looked too plain, so I went library-card-wild and chose the pink.
My fabulous library card! Notice it says “geek” on it. Love it!
I’ve been living in Denver for a little over two weeks, well overdue to pick up my library card. The main branch is within walking distance from my apartment, which is even better. And the library is huge! Seven whole floors!
Huge plaque outside the library
This is just a small section of the entire area devoted to new books!
This library was overwhelming in a good way! I especially was excited about the entire section of the library devoted to NEW BOOKS! I got a little anxious (sweaty palms, shortness of breath) because there were so many to choose from!
I had to be REALLY good because I forgot a cloth bag and had no way of getting the books back to my place except for walking them back in my arms. So I settled on five (which was super hard!):
A Child Out of Alcatraz by Tara Ison – literally just saw this on the shelf and if you know me personally, you know I’m obsessed with jail shows (MSNBC’s Lockup marathon is something I look forward to on weekend nights and when we passed by Limon Correctional Facility on our drive to Denver I took a picture!) so this book just spoke to me!
This is How: Help for the Self by Augusten Burroughs – I’ve read “Running With Scissors” and loved it so I thought I should try out his new book.
NW by Zadie Smith – I have another Zadie Smith book on my list (White Teeth, thanks to 1001 Books You Must Read Before You Die) but I couldn’t find that, and this one is new, so I thought, why not?
Do you have a library story you want to share?
Because you’re not as much of a nerd as I am?
Ok, then, what are you reading this weekend?
Thanks for reading,