July 23rd, 2012
omgosh my friendlies! I was goofing off on my facebook page the other day (click HERE if you wanna see it) when I noticed my number of “likes” had jumped! It’s always a bit of a thrill when I see a friend takes interest in my page, or someone new tags along for the ride.
But this one, omgosh, I did a combo *squee-happydance* that rivaled the likes of Snoopy and Bobby Hill* combined, hehehe!
The DENVER PUBLIC LIBRARY “likes” my facebook author page!
hehe! I remember how uber-bouncy I was when they added FANGTALES to their stacks, the YA vampire anthology featuring my short story, SANCTUARY. And now, yup! I’m going all nerd-girl again because to me, being a young adult author and having your local library “like” you is like, omgosh, the coolest!
This here is a pic of what I see when I walk up to my library. Yup! that is a sculpture of a GIANT red chair with a horse standing on it – cue the spools to my imagination, we’ve just entered storyland, hehehe!
I love my library! See, if I had all the money in the world I would buy all the books, and if I had all the money I would have tons of shelves to hold all my precious’, hehehe! *insert gollum garbles here*
But, since I don’t have unlimited funds, that’s where my local library comes in. Sometimes I walk in there and feel like it’s my personal book vault, one that I just happen to share with a few thousand or so others, hehehe! Really though, where else can you try a book out before you buy it? Sure, I have my list of authors who’s work I adore and find myself willing to purchase their latest and greatest without hesitation or buyer’s remorse because I know I’ll get my money’s worth in a book I’m going to read over and over again. Yup, I’m a re-reader my friendlies, hehe! But! For those where I’m not sure or the reviews seem too good to be true, that’s when I take a stroll down to 14th and Broadway and walk away with books stacked from my bellybutton to my chin.
So tell me my friendlies, do you buy all the books, hehehe! Are you a fan of your local library, too?
*Bobby Hill ~ for those of you NOT familiar with Mike Judge’s animated series, KING OF THE HILL, check out this clip (this is how I squee, hehe! )