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The Thrill of the Hunt

May 13th, 2010 at 05:12 pm

Some folks get a thrill from shopping. They say the adrenalin really pumps when they look and find something to buy.

I have a similar thrill, but it happens at the public library. I love books. And I love saving money. So, the public library is simply euphoric for me because there are so many books and so little time and I'm not spending a lot of money.

The public library also holds a special place in my heart. Over 25 years ago I met this fellow on the public library bookmobile. We became friends and then eventually started dating. We will be married 20 years this June. I can certainly say I ďcheckedĒ him out. But I have news for the libraryÖIím not returning him. Iíll return my books and magazines, but not my husband. Sorry!

Anyway, I digress. We stopped at the library tonight and I wandered around the stacks and looked at mysteries. If you read my previous blog I talked about mysteries that are also food related and how much I enjoy them. I might have found some new authors. Thereís one author who has mysteries that revolve around a tea room. How cool is that?

I then perused the cookbooks and found a couple of cookbooks to browse through. Then I hit the magazines. I love glossy, current magazines. Iím too cheap to buy them so itís a pleasure to enjoy them and return them. Plus, I feel itís good for the environment because Iím not buying them and throwing them away. Yes, I know we can recycle them, and I do recycle the one magazine we have a subscription to, but overall, I think itís nice that someone else can enjoy the same magazine.

So, I had quite a hunting expedition in less than 30 minutes and came home with quite a bounty. I feel I saved money because I didnít purchase books and magazines and made use of the tax dollars the library receives to purchase materials. Wow, two proverbial birds with one stone! So Iím either a great hunter or quite the successful gatherer. Itís up to you to decide.

6 Responses to “The Thrill of the Hunt”

  1. elisabeth Says:

    Love libraries! You can sometimes find books unavailable at bookstores that are interesting.

  2. whitestripe Says:

    yeah, i love libraries too! i'm an intenseley picky reader though, and generally only read one or two books a month due to time constraints, so usually i hire out about 10 books at one time and I'm thrilled if I can find one or two that I get sucked into. Big Grin
    Magazines... sigh. I used to waste so much money buying them, but I stopped to save money and now I have no urge to find out the latest goss. Sometimes a friend takes pity on me and lends me one they've bought and read, and I'll read that. The only magazines DF and I buy sometimes are tattoo magazines now lol Smile

  3. Broken Arrow Says:

    That's pretty cool!

  4. CB in the City Says:

    You might want to check out Tamar Meyers. (Or Meyer?) She writes Pennsylvania Dutch murder mysteries and includes recipes. I actually met her a few years ago and she is a really interesting woman!

  5. Sally Says:

    You know it makes me happy that people love the library :-) But you know what (seriously) gets my adrenalin pumpin'? Yard sales! That's the ultimate hunt! I don't even know what I'm looking for... probably just what my mom used to refer to as her 'serendipity'. Great word, huh? There's nothing I really need, usually, and I really need to have a sale of my own... but I just can't pass up a really neat bargain.

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Some garage sales are pretty cool and have bargains. We all have our thrills, don't we?

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