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March 4, 2010

Why I love the Toronto Public Library/ How the internet gets books read

I am an avid buyer, mostly because I can’t quit, but also because any person who loves books really should be. If I bought every book I wanted, however, I’d have to move to a warehouse and I’d be totally broke, so I am pleased to have the best public library system in the world at my disposal so I can eat its book-buying dust. In a good way.

Waiting for me at the library today was The Sixties by Jenny Diski (of the LRB blog, and many elsewheres), When You Reach Me by Rebecca Stead (which I read about on the The Guardian Books Blog), and Picking Bones from Ash by Marie Matsuki Mockett (because Maud Newton said so).

4 thoughts on “Why I love the Toronto Public Library/ How the internet gets books read”

  1. Oo, I was just eyeing Madeleine L’Engle’s Wikipedia page yesterday (I didn’t realize that all of her books are interconnected somehow) and planning a re-read of a couple: now I’ve added the Rebecca Stead to that list…rewriting my reading future!

  2. Nathalie Foy says:

    Jenny Diski’s non-fiction is out of this world. I adore On Trying to Keep Still. Have not read her fiction yet, though.

  3. Kerry says:

    I love Diski’s work in the LRB. I’ve also read her fiction– it’s not easy stuff, but pretty fascinating.

  4. patricia says:

    Hooray for TPL! I love the library too, for many reasons, one of which being of course that my hubby works there, and they have an awesome benefits package…heh heh…

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