Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Loving the Library: Guest Post: Domesblissity.....

I am so thankful to be having one of the dearest bloggers I know guest post for Loving the Library series this week. Anne is my blogging life saver this week, as I have a rather poorly little girl this week. This household is running on sleep fumes, literally at the moment. So I am ever so grateful to the dear and ever so sweet Anne from Domesblissity for stepping in the help me out this week. Please be sure to pop in on her blog, a treasure trove of all domestic and thrifty living ideas, thoughts, suggestions, recipes and more.......but oh the recipes, you must check her recipes many of which have become family favourites for us. You won't be disappointed with her delightful blog......one of my must reads every day. Thank you my dear Anne......and with that I hand it over to you.

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Loving the Library - Feeding the Body and the Soul from my local Library

I've been a great lover of the local library for years. I always feel like I'm 'buying' the books when I select them and when I get them home, feel like I've had a huge spend in the book store. When the kids were babies, I was buying books at every opportunity I could. From garage sales, op shops, reduced at book stores and department stores but when they outgrew them, I had boxes and boxes of them. How many copies of Snow White could one person have? I have kept all of the classics but passed on the rest and prefer to get the children's books all from the library. The kids get so excited when they see the new haul of about 15 children's books, all brightly illustrated and shiny pages. I get a kick out of reading them too.
My favourite things to get from the library though have been cookbooks and self help books over the years. There are some cookbooks I must absolutely, positively have to buy for the collection but if there's something I'd like to check out a few recipes from, for example Spanish tapas, then I'll get a book from the library. With the introduction of an online library catalogue, that can be accessed by all library members from the comfort of your own home, I can browse and 'hold' books for no cost and get sent an SMS when they have arrived. Sort of like a parcel awaiting pickup from the post office but for no cost at all.

I've also been on a health kick these last few weeks and in order to be a healthy person, I've been telling myself I need to think like a healthy person so I've been picking up a few healthy magazines instead of the usual latest Masterchef or Delicious cooking mags.

The library has never been short on offerings of self help books for me over the years whether it be studying the latest meditation techniques, learning how to get over a break up and 'healing your life' (in the form of a DVD), I can always find what I'm looking for at my local (library that is).

Besides that, the DVD selection for both children and adults is fantastic and I was able to catch up on the previous series of Downton Abbey before the new series started on TV a couple weeks ago. It's been a God-send for me offering so much for my children with toddler and preschool activities and now school aged children holiday activities. I'd be lost without it.
Thanks Trudie for having me on your lovely blog.

6 comments:

  1. I must admit I love the smell of my local library. I love sneaking around in fear I might accidently make a noise......and never wanting to appear less than scholarly when talking with the librarian. When I was a teenager, I'd meet my boyfriend at the library, and whisper between the shelves, he' leave me messages and clues in which books to find them. My daughters loved the library, story telling, colouring etc....Sadly my local library is closing. The Stste Govt is set to turn school libraries back into classrooms.......I take Rowan to the library as often as I get the chance and take loads of pics so I can show him when he gets older.

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  2. Hi Trudie! Thank you so much for the lovely words. It was a real pleasure to blog for you. Just wish I was more organised to get those other posts ready for you. Hope your little one is feeling a lot better now. (I've got both home today on the 2nd last day of school). The better be well for tomorrow! LOL

    Anne xx

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