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  1. I agree! I have been so ‘lonley’ without my library being open. I just keep adding books to my hold lost. Finally, they have opened innovative ‘curbside’ service. You call inside and they bring your ‘hold books out and put them on your trunk. Genius. They also do not lend books that have not been ‘in quarentine’ For 72 hrs. I still clean them before I bring them into the house, but new BOOKS!
    How easily we take these small things for granted.
    Warmly, Kathleen

  2. I wish we had a library like you describe to bless us with but a small rural library is all I have available and I have to pay a yearly fee to use it and to say the choice selections are limited is an understatement. Kindle and Audible along with Kindle Unlimited are my answer. Benny has finally brought in a bookcase for me so i could unpack some of my books. It’s amazing how much more grounded I feel with something that many would feel was small.
    Curling up on the couch with a cup of tea or glass of Mt. Dew with my Kindle is my treat. Once we get warmer outside (they’re predicting snow again this week!) , I’ll move to reading on our bench swing by the large tree out front or a chair on the deck surrounded by all my plants. I love my Kindle Paperwhite for reading outside.
    We’re blessed that Covid really hasnt affected us very much. We’re both essential workers, I’m a CNA and he farms. We live on a farm so we’re rural and don’t tend to leave the farm very often anyway. As a CNA it’s totally changed how we work within a nursing home.

  3. I wish we had a library like you describe to bless us with but a small rural library is all I have available and I have to pay a yearly fee to use it and to say the choice selections are limited is an understatement. Kindle and Audible along with Kindle Unlimited are my answer. Benny has finally brought in a bookcase for me so i could unpack some of my books. It’s amazing how much more grounded I feel with something that many would feel was small.
    Curling up on the couch with a cup of tea or glass of Mt. Dew with my Kindle is my treat. Once we get warmer outside (they’re predicting snow again this week!) , I’ll move to reading on our bench swing by the large tree out front or a chair on the deck surrounded by all my plants. I love my Kindle Paperwhite for reading outside.
    We’re blessed that Covid really hasnt affected us very much. We’re both essential workers, I’m a CNA and he farms. We live on a farm so we’re rural and don’t tend to leave the farm very often anyway. As a CNA it’s totally changed how we work within a nursing home.

  4. Tears fill my eyes as I remember my weekly trips to the library. First checking the New Releases then on to the Historical Fiction. My Granddaughter taking the stairs up to the second floor for the young teens. She a book lover just like me. I want to go to the library. Something so simple yet out of reach. Ordering books on Amazon sustains me til the libraries open again. I want to go to the library.

  5. Lovely and so right! Time to create new little special routines. I have been trying to recreate at home some meals from restaurants that my family miss going to. I miss going to the library or the grocery and browsing the aisles. I miss going to the local garden center and choosing the perfect plants and flowers for my garden and patio, but I am ever so grateful for my perennials this year!

  6. Lovely and so right! Time to create new little special routines. I have been trying to recreate at home some meals from restaurants that my family miss going to. I miss going to the library or the grocery and browsing the aisles. I miss going to the local garden center and choosing the perfect plants and flowers for my garden and patio, but I am ever so grateful for my perennials this year!

  7. Well said Alison. I miss my library so much. My solution to all life’s problems has always been found in a book. As always you have encouraged me to think about focusing on what I do have. So I do have unread books on my Kindle App, I do have a lot of non-fiction and a few novels picked up from charity shops before this started. I’ve also ordered some classics from Amazon. Now to create a ritual to make more time to read ….

  8. Well said Alison. I miss my library so much. My solution to all life’s problems has always been found in a book. As always you have encouraged me to think about focusing on what I do have. So I do have unread books on my Kindle App, I do have a lot of non-fiction and a few novels picked up from charity shops before this started. I’ve also ordered some classics from Amazon. Now to create a ritual to make more time to read ….

  9. Oh my stars, YES!! The LIBRARY. I miss ours terribly. I am lucky enough to have a very grand library with the most wonderful staircase ever, that leads to comfy chairs next to a fireplace. It’s all dark wood and the heavenly smell of books and enormously tall, skinny windows to curl up in. You have described that library feeling so perfectly Alison. Priceless. Let’s hope it is all well soon!

  10. I miss the library, and taking my daughter for lunch at our favourite vintage tearoom, and wondering around a national trust on a Sunday afternoon and drinking tea in their lovely cafes; and rummaging round boot sales and vintage fayres; and going for a wander and a natter around the local antique centre; and going to church; and school summer fayres; and food festivals held on bank holidays in the nearby town; and meeting friends for lunch and Prosecco on a Saturday; and second hand book shops; and popping into m&s for goodies for our dinner without having to queue for half an hour; all these things I so miss and I so worry I won’t be able to do ever again….

  11. I miss the library, and taking my daughter for lunch at our favourite vintage tearoom, and wondering around a national trust on a Sunday afternoon and drinking tea in their lovely cafes; and rummaging round boot sales and vintage fayres; and going for a wander and a natter around the local antique centre; and going to church; and school summer fayres; and food festivals held on bank holidays in the nearby town; and meeting friends for lunch and Prosecco on a Saturday; and second hand book shops; and popping into m&s for goodies for our dinner without having to queue for half an hour; all these things I so miss and I so worry I won’t be able to do ever again….

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