I love Detroit Public Library-Main Branch. I love the library in general but my day was brighten by the Main Branch. I went into check out a book that was not checked in yet. The librarian kindly retrieved the book and then proceeded to checked it in. She could have easily told me to come back. I would have come back despite having to fight after work/DIA event traffic to get there after work. I really wanted to read this book but could not justify it in my budget crammed with other unjustifiable purchases. While I was waiting on her to retrieve the book, I found three other books I’ve been meaning to read from GoodReads. On my way out, I passed by youth program (HYPE). It’s pretty much everything I have ever loved about the library. I smiled all the way back to my car.
They also have a fantastic library used book sale twice a year. Seriously, it’s multiple rooms filled with used books and a good number of them are fairly new.
Also, I am on a break from Storm of Swords because after my heart got broken I had to read about Brown Ben Plumm. Seriously, George R.R. Martin? SERIOUSLY?! It’s not that I don’t like the character but I feel like we could have used other words than “nappy” to describe his hair. His tone might not be all magical Negro but it’s a bit close.