Our library has a website where you can check to see which books are available and request books that you would like. When I went to the site to reserve a book recently I was informed that because I had a 50 cent fine I could not use this service. I had no idea that I had committed this offense! I often return books in the drop box in the parking lot and I do strive to return them by the due date. I'm not sure if I truly did return the book late or if there was an error in the processing, but I decided to go ahead and pay the fine and clear my name and reputation. 🙂
On my way into the library I stopped to peruse the new book section and found a wonderful new book: Always Put in a Recipe and Other Tips for Living by Evelyn Birkby. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Evelyn was from Iowa and had a newspaper column and later a radio program for homemakers beginning in 1949. She has written other books and you can also find a great deal of information about her on-line. This particular book is a compilation of many of her favorite newspaper columns and she has arranged them topically. She is a delightful writer who gives wonderful glimpses of farm and family life over the course of her adult life.
I know there are at least two of my readers who have lived in Iowa. I'm wondering if any of you have ever heard of Evelyn, read her columns or listened to her on the radio? I'll be interested to hear your comments.
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