Aditi scrutinising her booksWhen I was in school, library meant only a subject, that too just once a week, when we were not allowed to take home any of the books. We were to read and return the books during that one hour or so. Very uninspiring for someone who grew up with lots of books, of a large variety, at home .
I was a member at a library in Shillong for the one month that I holidayed there and realised that this was a good way of enjoying my hobby without spending too much of my folk's money.However most of my life we have only bought books from favourite shops such as Prabodha in Vijayawada, Strand and the footpaths in Mumbai, Landmark in Chennai.
It was only over this weekend that I enrolled in a local library called Just Books.Apart from access to more books at a lower outgo, I have just run out of space at home for any more books unless I dispose some, which I am unwilling to do!!
As Navy says, I guess we will not really stop buying books despite this but may end up reading more, which is never a bad thing. With Anush also beginning to read to herself I look forward to using the library well.
Here is my latest review at ST of a rather different and deep story for children. My first book from the library.
I must mention "How Far will I fly?" a beautiful book lent to us by Uma, is also of the same genre but more cryptic.