Today's hot topic starts with the letter L on the Blogging from A to Z Challenge - and my topic:
I happen to have two absolutely a-mazing libraries within a 5 square-mile radius from my home, in Maple Valley, Washington - and in the past nine years we've lived here (I can't believe I'm even going to admit this), I've never been into either of them, once.
I've been to other libraries, several times over the past few years...just neither in my own neighborhood - and I have no idea why.
That's down right embarrassing to say out loud - I mean, after all, I'm a writer! How could I not have been to visit either library - ev-ver?
They're both beautiful - the architecture alone, is pretty spectacular:
Maple Valley Library
But then there are all the wonders both of them contain - all of those books, shelved perfectly, according to Mr. Melvil Dewey (organizational genius extraordinaire)...books just waiting to be plucked off the shelf and read.
And if all of that wasn't enough - then there's the peace and quiet. Beautiful silence. The quiet hush. The sound of...nothing. What better place to take my laptop, grab a seat, and dive into those massive rewrites I've got ahead of me?
Which settles it.
I'm going to my library THIS WEEKEND. I'm packing up my laptop and I'm going. And in fact, maybe I'll go to the Maple Valley library on Saturday, then the Covington location on Sunday. Done and done.
So how about you?
Libraries - have you been to your's lately? If so, what do you use the space for - writing? Reading? Relaxing?
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And I successfully participated in yesterday's #RocktheDrop - hosted by the amazing peeps over at Readergirlz and Figment, to support Teen Lit Day. What a super fun activity - and one I'll definitely participate in again next year! A big thanks to Jessica Love for recommending it!
Here are pics of the books I dropped:
THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH by Carrie Ryan and THE DEAD-TOSSED WAVES (sequel to THE FOREST OF HANDS AND TEETH), also by Carrie Ryan
And THIRTEEN REASONS WHY by Jay Asher: