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"Eragon" in both hardbound and Ebook version borrowed from my local library.

“Eragon” in both hardbound and Ebook version borrowed from my local library.

One of the really generous things about my local library is their policy on borrowing both hardbound books and Ebooks.

Hardbound books can be borrowed for 21 days and you can renew twice, online, with the simple click of a mouse.  This system allows you to borrow a book for two solid months before it needs to be returned!

Once you have your library card, you then have an online account automatically created that keeps track of all your borrowed books, books on hold, renewals, reading history, etc.  Not to mention the library’s computer catalog has a terrific search engine to find any book in the system.  Al this can be done right from your own account online at home.

But sometimes you just want to walk along a book shelf, pull out a book, feel the cover, and flip through the pages.

The local library is also tied into the larger Ohio Ebook project where you can extend your account to borrow digital books for your Kindle or similar Ereader.  And you can borrow both the hardbound and Ebook versions at the same time.

Please don’t misunderstand.  I like amazon.com and really enjoy the convenience of downloading a digital book in mere seconds.  But,I also miss going to bookstores and simply perusing the shelves and being surprised in finding a literary treasure.  As more and more brick and mortar bookstores close, it’s nice having the library around the corner to fill this void.  Yes, shopping for books online, both digital and hardbound, is quick and easy.   But sometimes you just want to walk along a book shelf, pull out a book, feel the cover, and flip through the pages.

Visit your local library, explore the shelves, and get lost in a good book.


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My bookshelf in the summer studio.

My bookshelf in the summer studio.

It’s been a while since I last updated this blog.  I’ve been busy.  Mostly, I’ve been drawing my cartoon features for print syndication.  The other past-time keeping me from this blog has been summer reading.

As many readers know, I’ve posted about my love of reading and the books contained on my Kindle.  Since relocating, I’m once again closer to a local library ( I was previously living way out in the sticks).  And the library, once more, has opened up the world of books to me.  Whoever said, “Too many books, so little time” was certainly correct.  

This local library has a wonderful collection of hardbound books and Ebooks.  You can borrow for 21 days and renew via the internet.  It’s a terrific system. 

The television sits quietly in the room.

Since the warmer weather moved in, I’ve traveled around the world with Mark Twain in his “Following the Equator.”  Next up was “The Gold Coast” by Nelson DeMille.   Because Gatsby is referenced in this book, I followed with “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 

“Butch Cassidy the Lost Years” by William W. Johnstone was a terrific “What if” western.  Then came “tell all” biographies “Johnny Carson” by Henry Bushkin and “Mr. S.  My Life with Frank Sinatra” by George Jacobs.

So far, it’s been a full summer of reading.  And reading also recharges the creative juices for cartooning.  I guess having all this input allows for new comic material.

I’m about to begin a fantasy book much in the mold of Tolkien’s “The Lord of the Rings.”  Fellow Linux users recommended “Eragon” by  Christopher Paolini.

The television sits quietly in the room.


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Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============> Liberty.


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Answers: (Click, hold down, and move your mouse to the right of the arrow to reveal the answer)===============> Larry Page and Sergey Brin.


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As readers of this blog know, I’m a big Linux user. I use Linux and all it’s software tools to create my comic strip features and most of the videos you see on my youtube channel. some videos are shot using my Android tablet. then again, Android is based on Linux!


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