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Library Loot

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Back at the Oldsmar Library this week. After a “more aggressive” shoulder therapy session with Dr. Joe, I still had a full travel-cup of coffee from rushing out the door to make the appointment on time, and so I didn’t want to go somewhere where I had to buy a coffee to justify my taking up space. I remembered the” library cafe” and decided to head that way. Before getting settled in at one of the little tables, though, I visited their books-for-sale shelf – hardbacks $1; paperbacks 25¢. Score!

My writer’s shelf can always use another Joseph Campbell mythology reference book.

A Journey North is about a woman’s hike along the entirety of the Appalachian Trail – something I have always wanted to do, at least along part of it.

The Lost Boy is Dave Pelzer’s book about being in foster care, a sequel to his book, A Child Called ‘It’, about his early life as the family target of his mother’s insane abuse. I read the first book years ago. It was pretty horrifying and I could never bring myself to read more about it, but now I work in child services and our foster parents are often encouraged to read this, so when I saw it I decided it was time for me to read it, too.

I’ve read several books by Mitch Albom, so I grabbed this one, too.

Conversations With God as a fairly strange book. Neale Donald Walsh, as a writing and/or philosophy exercise, wrote out questions to God (whom he wasn’t sure existed) to see if he got any answers. As he wrote the questions, and thought about them, he felt answers coming into his mind that felt as if they were from outside his normal thinking process. He continued this over the course of weeks or months and ended up with some pretty profound answers that he believes came from somewhere besides his own brain. I read it several years ago and when I saw it, decided I’d like to read it again.

And finally, an Eyewitness Travel guide to Great Britain. I’ve always wished and hoped and longed to travel all over the world. I recently realized that I have never actually planned to travel. So, now I’m starting to make some travel plans. First, a Caribbean cruise out of the Port of Tampa, just to see if we like cruises, and also because Mother can go with us and I think she’ll actually enjoy it. And after that, yes, a trip to Great Britain will be in the works. Just thinking about it gives me butterflies.

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