My local library has an amazing curbside pick-up program. They’ve always had a strong holds system (it’s really the best way to check out books in normal time) and now you can schedule a pick up time when you have a hold ready. The librarians bag it up and have your books waiting for you right outside. They also have a “surprise bag” checkout program where they will checkout a collection of five different books (for kids, YA, or adults). The last time I checked out that option, my set included On Tyranny by Timothy Snyder and Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson. Both books had been on my to-read list for what felt like years, so the serendipity was overwhelming and just the push I needed to finally read them.
Today’s stack of books included three books and two books on CD:
- Thinking Fast and Slow by Daniel Kahneman
- Machines of Loving Grace by John Markoff
- Our Iceberg is Melting by John Kotter
- Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford
- The Lean Product Playbook by Dan Olsen
I’ve got a variety of topics, if not a very strong variety of authors. (( severe side-eye )) Next time. (I like to purchase new books from authors from marginalized groups – I don’t mind not further lining the pockets of a Nobel Prize winner.
Wow. This is a fluffy little rant. That’s ok. Maybe I’ll read something worth writing about tomorrow morning.