Since we live close to the public library, it is easy for me to pop in and find a movie or two, some cds, and a few books several times each week. Tonight, on the way home, I made my third visit in 4 days.
One of the books I brought home tonight is a coffee table book for foodies – BOUCHON by Thomas Keller. It is unlikely that I will ever get around to trying any of the recipes, but if I can stand to hold open the 7 or 8 pounds of book, I am sure I will learn a thing or two that will help my next quiche or pommes frites.
I may very well return the book after a day or two of mooning over the gorgeous images. The zinc bar with an ornate facia, the red raspberries. Then I will move on to the remaining stack – Laikoff’s book about Freedom, the graphic novel about an Israeli cab driver, Fred Tuner’s book about Stewart Brand. I am pretty free about picking and bringing home all kinds of books. Some of them I even finish reading. Most, however, I do not finish. Some I don’t even start.