…or so it goes in our house.  I can never, without consciously trying, finish an entire glass of milk – no matter how big or small it is.  This leads to glasses with an inch of milk in them left, woebegone, on our kitchen counters and dinner trays for my husband to look disapprovingly at.  He is a big milk drinker.

And in a complete 180 degree shift of topic…

Our library is closing.  It’s kind of sad and kind of exciting.  They are preparing to move to their temporary facility, as remodeling of their original building will begin next year.  It’s supposed to have a cafe and a second story of books.  Yippee!  This does mean, however,  that for a month we will be without a library in our town to go to for all the book goodness we please.  There is the Kennewick library, well, both of them.  But since it takes over 1/2 an hour to get there as opposed to the 3 minutes it takes to get to the Richland branch, we probably will just stick it out.  In the meantime, the RPL has posted signs all over their lobby saying “PLEASE CHECK OUT AS MANY ITEMS AS YOU WANT.  PLEASE – CHECK OUT A LOT OF STUFF.” No joke.  It’s our household’s biggest library dream.  Granted, there’s a 99 book limit we never even come close to during non-moving months of the year.  But something about not being able to get at the books for a month pushed us to wander out into the snowy streets towards the library and emerge, slipping on the slick sidewalks with armloads of books and cd’s.  We have until the 14th, and I’m sure we’ll go back before then to pull out another shelf or so for our holiday reading pleasure.

Until then, here are a few of the titles you may see pop up in my “currently consuming” section between now and January 8th:

  • The Master and Margarita by Mikhail Bulgakov
  • I Was Amelia Earhart by Jane Mendelsohn
  • Starship Troopers by Robert A. Heinlein (this was in the kids’ section – have they SEEN this movie???)
  • Starman Jones by Robert A. Heinlein
  • The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus
  • Saving Fish From Drowning by Amy Tan
  • Tales of the South Pacific by James A. Michener
  • The Complete Novels of Dashiell Hammett
  • Rabbit at Rest by John Updike
  • The Fixer by Bernard Malamud
  • White Teeth by Zadie Smith
  • Father of the Bride by Edward Streeter