New library card and borrowing some books
Dear reader and diary,
Today is my first day on this diary and I actually already have plans for this day. First I needed to go to the library of my hometown and see if I could get a new card. After moving 5 years ago they changed the system and I learned my profile was lost. But thanks to knowing me (I worked here as a temp while still educating myself to a librarian in the university) I got a free card instead of paying a 1 dollar. Which I would happily pay for the amount of possibilities a card gives.
After getting my card I talked to the librarians I haven’t met for a long time about their new system and I showed her some tricks that would help her.
When I myself worked as a librarian we needed to read a lot of books, which probably is a given. But after reading so many books you don’t have an interest in yourself just because your work requires it and needs it for book reviews, book clubs, suggesting of similar books, working with books etc. You kind of destroy the joy of reading. Usually you read for the joy of it and you usually read books you want to read that do interest you. And if they don’t its easy to put down. But when doing it for work and having a strict deadline for it it suddenly is a job that not always is very enjoyable. At least not for me. So I have been reading a lot thanks to work. But I haven’t enjoyed a book in a very long time.
Of course this makes it possible you will find a book you never knew you would enjoy, find those jems and pearls. But considering I’m dyslexic plus the very strict deadlines and how many books that is given out on a daily basis that you need to have some sort of understanding to what they are all about. It went from being fun to being a job that just needed to be done.
So I decided that to get back into reading I would start rereading books I myself loved in my youth. If you use the wonderful app and website Goodreads I would love to be friends and we could suggest different books to each other. I been really bad lately to put in books I been reading. But I’m working on it.
Right now I borrowed and is rereading Misery by Stephen King. When I turned 15 Stephen King was one of my favorite authors. I’m excited to see if I still today (almost 10 years later) enjoy them as much. I know I had a hard time with his new book Outsider. I thought that book had a wonderful beginning and a great ending but somewhere in the middle he just didn’t care to much for his own book. Almost like he wanted it to be long because he got paid per page and not per book (of course this isn’t the case).
Horses and afraid of heights
My childhood friend Veronica who also is my closest crazy horse friend decided to get me up on a horse Today as well. I cant say I haven’t been on a horse before. I think I was around 14 when I for the first and last time sat up on a horse. At that time I was extremely scared for my life even if the old horse fell asleep walking me slowly.
Veronica is a great horse riding coach and friend though who made me feel very secure. She also explain (just like at her summer camps and lessons) why I needed to do things and how to do them. I even got a wonderful gold star from her considering I had a great posture and did almost everything right without her needed to correct me. I have seen movies, I explained very proudly!
I can’t say riding is for me or something I extremely enjoy. I still have a huge respect for the giant animal between my legs that I don’t feel I have control over. But I can see why many people enjoy it.
What book/books are you guys reading at this moment?
Do you use Goodreads?
Have you ever been on a horse? Did you enjoy it or was you just as scared as me?