Libraries are underestimated.
Thousands of books, available to readers at none or little cost. That’s awesomness, right there.
For the first time in a while, I have access to a libarary. I didn’t get any book the first time I stepped foot there, however weird. But the second time, I could not resist.
The first two books I borrowed from the library.
Not quite the book I thought it is. I was interested in a book about business opportunities in developping countries, but this is a book on stock investments. Even so, it makes quite a fascinating read – unexpectedly so, given the subject matter. So I was oscillating between finishing and ditching it – and decided on the latter.
Again, a little different from what I imagined. I expected tips and practical advice – a quick fix, pretty much. Instead, the author is exploring the inner world and motivations of a teacher, and how identity and integrity are key in educating the next generations. Parker J. Palmer does give advice, but it is of a mindset-changing sort, insightful and inspiring.
With both books, my expectations were not exactly met, but The Courage to Teach ended up being a very useful read – you should see all my notes!
The great thing is that, having borrowed these two books from the library, I can return them and leave it at that. Imagine if I bought them and didn’t like them – it would’ve been a waste. How is this not awesome?
Do you like libraries? Do you get books from libraries much?