Tuesday, February 14, 2017

My Library Valentine

We all want to be loved and appreciated.  Some of us will celebrate Valentine's Day today.  I'd like to send you, my readers, a couple of virtual Valentines today to show that I appreciate you.

Flowers and balloons.
Is this better?  (Come back tomorrow, for Garden Bloggers Bloom Day, and see what I bought myself for Valentine's Day).

But, last week, I got an unexpected gift of all for Valentine's Day, and today, I opened it.

A couple of Saturdays ago, I had gone to the Johnson City, New York library (which is called Your Home Library) and saw a display of wrapped books.  The sign invited me to pick one.  To my delight, the library told me it was mine to keep.

I love alternate history, and I thought I knew what the book was.

I was wrong, but it was by an author I am quite familiar with.  I've read a number of his books.  Fortunately, not this one.

Harry Turtledove has written some excellent books.  And some not so excellent books.  We'll see which this belongs to.

The best part, though, was coming back this past Saturday, finding several unclaimed Valentines remained, and getting one for my guest photographer.  I hope she enjoys her cat related mystery.

Tell someone important in your life today that you love, or appreciate, them.


  1. I would love to have a book too.....Lucky you....:)....Happy Valentine's Day...!!!

  2. I think Harry has been resting on his reputation lately. Hoefully, your new book will prove otherwise.

    (Don't forget- we are now LIVING in alternative history.)

  3. I just think that's the best thing, a library giving away books. Hope you enjoy yours.

  4. I like alternative history too. I haven't heard of that author. I put him down on my list to check out. Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!!

  5. I haven't read any of his, but I'm fascinated by alternate history. I hope that's a good one.


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