Daily PromptOff the Shelf.
Take a look at your bookcase. If you had enough free time, which book would be the first one you’d like to reread? Why?
I want to reread all those books I loaned out and never saw again. My Susan Jacoby books and my Ingersoll book that I loaned to Marcia; my bird books, loaned to Karin.
It’s my own fault. I’m too eager to share good books with people I like; people with similar interests. I loan books to people who I’m sure will return them. People who, I assume, live by the code of always returning borrowed things in a timely manner.
But stuff happens. Marcia had to escape a psychotic roommate. I couldn’t ask her to go back in for my books.
Karin asked me if I needed my books back and I said, Oh, that’s okay, take your time. I keep thinking she’ll have them, next time I see her. I don’t think she’s reading them. I wonder if she even knows where they are.
I want to keep all the books I really like, even if I never do re-read them.
I’m telling you this to avoid writing a book report.