Someone once told me that if one were to read just the titles of all the
books that are published in a day it would take 20 years. I go through stages
when I don’t sleep, not because I can’t sleep but because I am overwhelmed
thinking about all the books out there and to stay awake reading.
But as you
know, it’s impossible to go without sleep for long, therefore the best thing
for you and I to do is to use our time before and after resting to swallow up
words. However, again, you and I are aware that more than often “life” comes
between the stories and us. Work is a leading antagonist of time and
unfortunately a necessity for the majority of us. The Mercantile Library has
found a small yet extraordinary way for time and books to win against life and
work. On the first Wednesday of each month during your noon-1 p.m. lunch hour,
you can munch while joining in their book discussion group. Interact and share
with other avid book lovers while remembering that imagination is a catalyst
for happiness. This week's novel is The Hunger Games: Book One; see mercantilelibrary.com for a list of what is being read in the upcoming months. No
charge for members; $5 for nonmembers. 414 Walnut St. #1100, Downtown. 513-621-0717.