The drama of the holidays are over and hope you are looking forward to the next chapter of 2017. Most that have come into the library after their season’s festivities say they had a good time, but quietly add they are “glad it’s over”.
Drama. It’s what makes books and life interesting. It’s the anticipation of the arrival of the holidays and family get-togethers that are wonderful. Then the cousins start to squabble, the sister-in-laws make remarks, the uncles get a bit overzealous, the grandparents repeating stories of when they were kids, the moms and dads weary looks, all make for great holiday stories. Most having happy endings, a few not, and others leave the family talking for months after. And after all that, it’s hard to say goodbye.
Books. What makes great stories are ones that you are eager to start and they begin rather calm. They quickly escalate into some sort of conflict and end happily….or not, and hopefully leave you talking about them for a while after. Here, too, it’s hard to say goodbye and place it back on the shelf.
Three tubs of new books have come into the library, each with different tales to enjoy. Most are being put on a lighted display on the glass case. Some are being kept back for “a special reason and another season”. Once again, it’s hard to put the “older-new” books back in the stacks after they have graced our shelves all of these months.
I hope that a resolution of yours is to read more in the new year. In that case, you may want to play a little library Bingo for reading ideas. Prizes? Well, of course!
Just a thought for the first library article of the new year. An optimist stayed up until midnight to see the new year in. The pessimist stayed up to make sure the old year left.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Years Resolutions.
Happy New Year Reading!