You know you're lucky when you have a best friend who will spend half of a vacation day wandering around a library with you in Singapore.
It's just a square building made of white planks with a gray pyramid roof settled on top, like a hat that's a little bit too big. The building could have been the inspiration for the schoolhouse in the Little House on the Prairie books...
I tried to keep it a secret, as much as someone can keep things like this a secret...
A few months ago I wrote a post on the 10 coolest libraries in the world. It was hard to limit it to just 10. So I decided to update the list!
"Books, you in danger, girl." Whoopi's warning to Molly in Ghost may have been funny in the movie. But the death of books is near and it's really not so funny.
Yesterday I did the unthinkable for a book lover, I destroyed a book. Not just one or two either. I participated in the destruction of many books. And I did this right in front of the most sacred of book places - the entrance of a public library. But why?
The days of stuffy, dark, dust filled libraries, that feel like you've stepped into an 18th century novel about etiquette run by uptight librarians hissing "shhhhh" at the slightest noise are over. Check out some of the coolest libraries on the planet. I want to fly to these places now just so I can hang out here all day.
I love books, like a lot. Enough that I wrote one. (see The Travelers). Therefore, it's probably not surprising that I read and follow a lot of book-related sites and blogs. Blogs are a little tricky. I like so many great ones. That list would be very long and I may tackle compiling that some day soon. In the meantime, since it's Friday, I'll do a Friday 5 of my 5 Favorite Book Websites.