How can you not love the library?
I love going to the library. Many new worlds await you, and you never know what you're going to find. And the best thing of all - it's free!!!!
Since I've retired, my librarians tease me more than usual. They love me, and I tell them I'm their favorite patron. When they see me coming, they say, "Oh, here comes that retired person." I try not to be obnoxious about how wonderful retirement is, but it doesn't help that I break into my happy dance.
Whenever I return library books, I have to tell the librarian whether or not this book was good, or how riveting that book was. I ask for reading suggestions, and I am serious about my reading. I always have to have a book to read before I go to sleep. I read my Bible and then commence reading the library book.
I get books on tape or on CD or these new devices called Playaways. I listen to books while I'm washing dishes, folding clothes, cooking, gardening, driving - any way I can.
Yes, I'm still Type A, even though I'm retired. I doubt that will change. I have to be doing at least two things at once. (I'm exaggerating, but you get the idea.)
Today I went looking for a book of dog jokes. Never found it, but I got all kinds of other books. Books about traveling to dangerous place, Fodor's How to Pack, Gutsy Women Travel Tips, and a book that is so enlightening titled: i am neurotic (and so are you). It's by Lianna Kong. Everyone has neuroses - quirks for daily living. Some of us are more obvious about our neuroses. I have never denied that I am neurotic. Examples: I hate peach skin - can't stand to eat a peach with its skin. Just hate the feel of it. I never seem to remember if I've locked my car, so I have to go back and click the remote lock again. Hate touching doorknobs in a public restroom. Cut all the tags out of my clothing. These are just a few of my neurotic idiosyncrasies. Reading this book made me feel so normal!!! If you have even a touch of OCD, you will love this book and completely identify.