Tuesday, September 15, 2009

An Uncommon Sight?

Do you know if Bookmobiles still run in your area? I think this is such a great idea, yet I didn't know that our county still had one! There it was, out and about today; it was such a treat to see people buzzing in and around it too.

I used to get on our local bookmobile and ask the driver whether he could let me stay on and ride and read. He would always say no. (big surprise, huh?) Nowadays, I would be car-sick, like the student who told me tonight that less than an hour into their two week camper ride across the country, he got sick in the camper. Twice. Needless to say, the trip was not a highlight of his summer.

I've never ridden across the country in a large RV. I don't know whether I'd get motion sickness or not. The library is less than three miles from my home, and I go there weekly. At the moment I'm reading "Grand Obsession", about a middle aged woman who decides she has always been a pianist in her heart, and sets about buying an instrument. It seems similar in language to Noah Adams' "Piano Lessons". So far, I'm not enthused about the storyline, but perhaps it gets better. I'm also reading Jodi Piccoult's "My Sister's Keeper" and "The Story of Edgar Sawtelle".
What are you reading right now?


  1. I remember seeing my first book-mobile, when I lived out in New Mexico, back in the '70's. But after what I just read over on another blog, about the proposed closing of the Philly library system, I'm actually surprised to see one of these around, now-a-days.

  2. We have a mobile library in my neck of the woods and I am pleased to see that no libraries have been closed unlike on other areas of the UK. It's lovely that you still have that relic of times gone by. Cherish the memory, e-books are coming! :-)

    Greetings from London.

  3. Do you have any opinions or experience with the e-books? I'm considering asking for a Kindle for Christmas?


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