As you may recall I wondered about finding a new library for myself once I wasn't in one everyday. Since I retired in September, I've been in my local library once to pick up a request. I haven't been anywhere else.
I have a wondrous pile of my own to be read books. I keep getting recommendations on Facebook for ebook versions of mysteries free or on sale. My shelves also happen to runneth over with many books I haven't had the time to read, and now I do have it.
My baking fiendishness has made me appreciate a nice cookbook, with those small essays about the author of the book or the recipes themselves. I have a pretty small cookbook collection and usually any given cookbook yields only a few recipes you want to make over and over.
Here is where the library, that venerable institution, comes in handy. I can go there with my coinage and copy the recipes I want, or check the books out and enjoy the essays, copy recipes and return them.
The other big topic where I would want to read and return the books is gardening. I have a lot of books on gardening, but you just never know what neat idea someone may have or what distinctive new gardening voice there may be.