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We don't really have library cards, we used to. We can just go to the desk and tell them our name. They will look it up plus its a small town so everyone knows everyone else. I don't like to read books. I would rather wait for the movie to
We don't really have library cards, we used to. We can just go to the desk and tell them our name. They will look it up plus its a small town so everyone knows everyone else. I don't like to read books. I would rather wait for the movie to come out. I used to go there after school of I had a few hours to waste before time for my plans.
And do people actually have to pay for library cards? Are they all not free?
No. Not all library cards are free. I live in an unincorporated area. We don't belong to any actual village or town or city. So, if we want to read (and my children and I read, on average about a dozen books every 2 weeks apiece) we need to purchase a card from the library which serves our school district.
IMO, books are invaluable. I'd pay just about anything to have access to them, for my kids and for myself. (And once in a while for My Man, if he needs to find something out.)
The smell of the books, the cool quiet of the library. The absolute FREEDOM of all that information in one place. Wonderful stuff.
As for movies, my children are not allowed to see a movie which was based on a book until they have read the book and presented us with proof they have done so. None of my kids have ever had trouble doing this, and it's even something I do myself. I refuse to see the movie until the book has been read. Unless I don't know it's based on a book until after I see the movie. Then I get the book after I see the movie and read it then.
I also find with only a few exceptions that the books is almost always better than the movie.
Try reading the books first, I am willing to bet it's an experience you will find that beats watching a movie by 1000 times.