Thursday, 29 May 2008

To Return A Mockingbird

After talking about it and thinking about it for a while I finally got round to reading To Kill a Mockingbird. More than that, I did the smart thing and borrowed it from my local library instead of blindly spending money on it.

As it turned out, I loved it, and at some point I probably will add it to my book collection (Lorraine will be delighted). It is possibly the most enjoyable piece of fiction I've ever read. I especially loved the perspective of the story, what a child told and what you could read between the lines yourself. Pretty smart.

Now here's the weird part, I went to return the book last Saturday. Small problem - the library was shut. Bank Holiday weekend, and so they were shut on the Saturday. Huh? If it was the Monday I would fully understand it, but not on the Saturday. I still think it is a bit perplexing.

I was able to return the books before they were due, thanks to the usual late opening hours on Tuesday. The disappointing thing for me was that because I had gone straight from work I wasn't able to go to the library with Chloe. She loves the childrens' books, and that makes it a lot of fun going with her. Another time I guess.