“When I get a little money I buy books; and if any is left, I buy food and clothes.” –Erasmus
I don’t know when my love of books began, but I do know it hasn’t ended. Hence, I chose the moniker, Book Lover. It is difficult for me to walk past a bookstore without entering to buy a book or two. My book shelves overflow with murder mysteries, romance novels, science fiction stories, historical books, biographies, as well as “how to” books on writing.
Imagine my joy at seeing our two year old granddaughter’s delightful reaction to visiting a bookstore for the first time. Each of our subsequent visits to her city included a trip to “her” store. Alas, that bookstore is now closed.
Like fellow blogger, John McCarthy, I visit bookstores and libraries whenever I travel. Recently on a Holland America cruise to the Caribbean, I took pictures of the ship’s library which I’ve always visited and taken for granted. There are separate large sections of books for Travel, Best Sellers, Leisure, Large Print books, several game tables including one with chess pieces in place, magazines, 12 to 16 computers, and the librarian distributes a new Sudoku puzzle daily and a daily crossword puzzle or word search. The library amenities can easily satisfy travelers.
These are a few of the pictures I took at the library on Holland America’s Eurodam cruise ship.
Where would we be without books?