It’s imperative I return my library books

Like I wrote to Tami, I am like a kid in a candy shop when it comes to the library. Even as an adult, I still can’t believe everything in there is free for the asking.


Why do I still have a hoarding mentality, then? The library isn’t going anywhere, you know? And it’s doubtful they’ll withdraw the books I want from circulation any time soon. In spite of this knowledge, I routinely exit its doors burdened down with heavy armfuls of loot. You see, then, why it’s imperative I return them on time. One book overdue at 5-cents a day is one thing; twenty books is another….Okay, so, libraries are only free for those who get stuff back on time.

Back to today, though. Typical of my visits, I went to the library today and came out with not one, but a huge stack of books. I thought I’d post a little sampling of my ecclectic tastes in literature. If I am especially motivated, I might even be nice and hyperlink each one for you to save you the trouble of searching for these choice tidbits on your own.

Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers, a humorous look at the role of cadavers in everything from forensic science to military training. It’s the reason I ventured out of the house at all today. It all kind of snowballed after that…

Spurred on by Tami’s mention, I made sure to check out a compilation of several Steinbeck short novels, one of which is Of Mice and Men.

Also in the mix are two Photoshop books: Photoshop 7 Complete Course
and Adobe Photoshop 7 Fast & Easy. Still swept up in the geek-vibe, I snatched up Leo Laporte’s 2003 Technology Almanac! After hearing him hawk it on TechTV ad infinitum, I had to get it.

I would like to start marketing my photography now that I have a camera which will allow me to offer large prints. Clark Howard frequently mentions a book called Guerilla Marketing. It was checked out already, so I settled for Guerilla Publicity: Hundreds of Sure-Fire-Tactics to Get Maximum Sales for Minimum Dollars, by the same author.

I am Puppy, Hear Me Yap also found its way into my stack of treasures, for it’s littered with wonderful B&W photos by Valerie Shaff and sprinkled with text by Roy Blount, Jr. (the bad puppy puns are mine – don’t blame Harper Collins).

Last in my great bundle are magazines, several of each: Popular Photography & Imaging and Petersen’s PHOTOgraphic.

4 thoughts on “It’s imperative I return my library books

  1. Oh my, Kimberley, I just looked through your photo gallery for the first time, and I am so impressed. You are an artist! All your photos… dogs and flora and fauna, are so well composed, balanced, focused, colorful. You should sell prints. I bet they’d sell like crazy. The only problem I had was with some of the garden shots… it looks like the files weren’t saved completely, they’re digitally distorted in the lower half of the photo. Not all, but some. Do they look that way to you or anyone else? Some are completely blanked out at the bottom.

    The hummingbird shot is breathtaking! They are difficult little buggers, aren’t they? So fast.

    Keep on photographing! And I want you to come over and plan my garden for me. It is a blank canvas right now.

  2. LOL, Naomi. Yes, ecclecticism marks my life. Kate, thank you. I know some of the photos are corrupted; some galleries I have already uploaded and replaced, but I’ve not gotten all the galleries done yet. Wish I could come and see your yard and your new puppy when you get it! We could trade – design for art. I’d be all over THAT, believe me.

  3. I just finished up Jeffery Deaver’s “The Bone Collector” And now I need to go find Mary Roach!

    I used to share your greed at the Library but these days I find myself having to actually buy books so I have time to finish them. Our Library is only open a couple days a week and during hours I just cannot go.Sure would love to live next door to a 24 hr. library though!

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