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February 1, 2006

Call me crazy, but for the last few decades, I’ve neglected to take advantage of my local library. Why? I really don’t know.

There are certain books worth owning, and you want to make notes in and keep for future reference. I’m all about that.

There are certain books that you just want to read because you are curious and you really don’t think they’ll have a long-term benefit for you. Is there any reason to pay full, or even used, prices for these? About a month ago, I went online and added myself to the wait list of our county library for Anne Rice’s Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt. Last week, I get an email telling me a copy is waiting for me at the branch that is five minutes from my house. Yesterday, I walked in and practically triped over the “Holds” shelf right inside the entrance that has my copy waiting on it. Three minutes later, I was out of there without spending a dime.

What an idiot I’ve been.

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