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Good reads @ JCPL

 It’s February 6; let the games begin! In Sochi, we’re gearing up for competition in some slippery sports, such as figure skating, ice hockey, speed skating and ski jumping. These winter sports are designed for those who are highly skilled and trained to compete with one another and Mother Nature.



 

Photo of a tiny cabin on a tiny island. Photo by schmilblick via flickr.

The grocery stores, once chock-full of bread and milk, now have shelves empty as the pockets of a bride’s father after the wedding. Why?



 

"Give me the abbreviated version.” Make it short; we do, after all, live in an abbreviated USA, don’t we? I vowed I’d never text and would never do the “LOL,” etc. thing.

Now, I’ve gotten so used to sending messages via text that when I write I have a hard time remembering to form complete words and sentences.



 

“I think it’s so groovy now, that people are finally getting together; I think it’s wonderful now, that people are finally getting together…” That song has been going through my head all morning; to the point that every once in awhile, I have to belt it out just to relieve the pressure.



 

Today’s technology allows us to perform lots of tasks with ease, more than I realized until a recent issue of Reader’s Digest listed some products that I never knew existed.



 

 “You’re so lucky; you have lots of free time. I wish I had all that extra time, like you do.” This statement came from my seven year old granddaughter, one of four grandchildren that I babysit on a regular basis. She is one of four children, all ranging in age from 2 to 10.



 

Stuff, stuff and more stuff. You can never have enough stuff. My motorcycle-parts-collecting husband is proof of that.



 

“You can please some of the people some of the time, but you can’t please all of the people all of the time,” was a favorite saying of my Mom’s. One thing that I think we can all agree on, though, is that the price of gas these days is intimidating.



 

I take books along with me everywhere I go; in fact, on a recent visit to the dentist, I took a book along for company, because "I've been to the dentist before, so I know the drill."



 

Moms are spot-on. With eyes in the back of their heads, 365 days a year, they are all-seeing, all-knowing beings whose sixth sense keeps children (and grandchildren) on the straight and narrow (for the most part).



 

June is a great month to visit your local branch of the Jasper County Public Library, too, because there are so many special events to look forward to and SO MANY new books to read, including these new adult fiction titles!

By the time the year 2013 is over, we’ll look back on whatever momentous occasions happened in the month of June.



 

"I was walking through the park one day; in the merry, merry month of May..." and so the song goes.

The merry month of May brings great things to the outdoors, but it also brings great things to the indoors of the Jasper County Public Library.



 

Kids are people too. I know this to be a fact, because my seven year old granddaughter tells me so.

She is observant and comes up with some very thought provoking statements. When she was four years old and her baby brother, Eli, was born, in a very mature voice she said, “You know, baby Eli won’t be a baby forever.”



 

Once in a blue moon,” you “go for broke” and “race against the clock” to find that perfect book to read, and when you do, you realize that you “can’t judge a book by its cover,” because as you read it, you think to yourself, “it’s all Greek to me.”



 

I like to try new things and go to new places, and agree with the late, great Dr. Seuss when he said, “There’s no limit to how much you’ll know depending how far beyond zebra you go.”