I just did something I haven’t done in ages: checked out library books.
I like libraries, because they are quiet and filled with books. But I usually only go to scour the sale carts, or use the computer when mine isn’t working. I’ve learned to just avoid checking out books because I always have late fees– I don’t want to give them back. I also hate checking books out because I like to write in them, interact with the text. I’m all about the marginalia! I want to underline, circle, highlight and have a conversation!
But my budget does not support my book habit– so here I am, humbly.
I’m assembling my own reading lists on topics that interest me: nonfiction only.
Right now, I’m interested in reason– not fantasy.
I enjoy literature and fiction because I find the diction enchanting. I like all the pretty words, the characters.
But now I just want facts. I’m reading to learn.