I, reader.

For a number of years I've been neglecting the library. Which is a pity, really, cause libraries are great! I love the smell of books...the smell of..knowledge!

I used to work at a library. Which, for me, was about as close to heaven as I could imagine at that point in my life! You see, I loved going to the library and just go through rows and rows of books for something interesting to read. This was in the days before everything became electronic, so you had to go to the actual shelf and read on the back of the book what it was about.

And I'd haul a stack of books home every week, and replace them the next. I was probably one of the most regular "customers" at my local library, which was at the local school. It was only open 2 nights every week, and pretty much every Thursday I could be found there..for atleast an hour... More often than not sitting on the floor with a pile of books next to me.

But I've been neglecting the library for some years now. I think it's because of the Internet... Before, if I needed to know about something, I'd go to the library and take home some books about it. Now, more than likely, I'll just fucking google it.

As for fiction, I've not been doing a whole lot of reading of that either. And what I have read, has usually been books I already own.

Recently, however, I have been to the library quite a lot, and although the books I've taken home have not been fiction, they have been books that I have read for my own enterinfotainment. And it's reminded me how much I used to love going to the library and taking home interesting and exciting books. I think, in fact, that I had forgotten the excitement of reading! For shame!

And this entry was actually only intended to mention that I had taken this book home from the library: Ogilvy On Advertising, by David Ogilvy. And it's incredibly interesting and the most fascinating thing about it almost is that it was written 20 years ago, and most of its contents still holds true.

Tuesday, April 12, 2005 posted by Wardi @ 10:43 PM