As of right now, I am out of interesting books to read. There was a time when I strongly disliked reading, and mainly because it was forced upon me.
Having been out of school for quite some time now, I have grown to re-like reading actual books. It puts my mind in a good state and I simply enjoy it.
Combined with some jazz guitar instrumentals and some Gevalia House Blend coffee (not sponsored), I can get lost in a book for hours.
My Bright Idea
Some of my best ideas come while I am lifting heavy weights at the gym. While finishing up a set of barbell squats, I realized that I had a library card and that I should borrow some books on this epic reading list.
I decided to head there after I finished up my last set of one-arm cable rows. I walked in with my gallon jug of water and tank top, looking completely out of place, but I asked the staff for some help.
The lady I worked with was incredibly helpful and we looked up about 8 or so of the books on that list (the ones I could remember). The only problem was that they had ZERO physical copies in stock or in this area of Massachusetts.
An Interesting Correlation
To be blunt, I live in an overpopulated and underfunded city. The other libraries mentioned, while searching for my desired reading titles, were not in ideal areas either.
It seemed interesting that the libraries in poor areas had such a small selection of personal development and entrepreneurial books. Another thing I found interesting was that they had one of these books available on CD and another for digital download.
I don’t know about you, but I definitely prefer actually reading from a hardcover paper-paged book. It helps me stay THIS focused on my reading.
Your Thoughts On Libraries
While my trip was far from productive, it was quite insightful. I’m honestly surprised that I was unable to come home with any book that seemed at least a bit interesting.
Have you had similar experiences with trips to your local library, or have you been able to find each book you were looking for?
Also, do you prefer to read in print, read on an electronic device, or listen to audiobooks?
Let me know in the comments below!