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Hello, Library. It’s been a long time.

When it comes to my own reading, I find that I’m not a big user of the library system. Why? Well, when I want to read a particular book, I tend to want it read it right then so that’s where my Kindle becomes the most used device in my household, besides my BlackBerry. I love that you can pretty much hold any library item you want, but the waiting…Oh! The waiting drives me nuts. Especially for the most coveted titles. I mean, how can you plan your reading schedule when you are number 210 on a wait list?

Since I work for a university, I hit its library most often since it’s just a quick trot up the stairs. However, our faculty are allowed to check-out titles for a period of TWO years. That’s right. TWO YEARS which basically means that whatever they’ve checked out is never coming back. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen a title listed as “on shelf” only for it not to be there.

Yesterday, I remembered that I had to pick-up my book club’s title for next month, A Very Long Engagement. Well, it’s not really a book I want to buy and it’s not a book I want to get on my Kindle either, so I took a chance and hit the university library to see if it was there. Lo and behold, it was and guess what else was there?

A Very Long Engagement

Looks a bit steamy, eh?

The Little Stranger

I’ve been wanting to read this one for ages.

It’s funny how a successful trip to the library can renew all the warm, fuzzy feelings you once felt for it. I go all the time for the kids, but it’s nice to actually find something for myself and it didn’t even cost me a dime. Gotta love that.

The Drink Part of “Eat, Drink and be Merry”


Christmas is all about tradition and spending time with friends and family but for this girl (ahem, woman), it’s not Christmas unless I get to enjoy my Borden Eggnog.

Yes, it’s in a can, but if you like eggnog, it’s the yummiest, creamiest, most-bad-for-you-on-the-planet goodness! It’s great on its own, but in coffee? Wow. Borden EggNog

Someone is playing a cruel joke on me though because I can’t find it anywhere. I searched online and it looks like it was recently acquired by another company, but I haven’t seen it anywhere and all of the grocery store / beverage store clerks scratch their heads when I ask about it.

I’ve tried several other brands and some come close, but there’s always something wrong with them. They are either too sweet, or too thick or too…something.

However, I did find another beverage to tide me over. I talked about it on Facebook recently.


Someone brought a bottle of this to the book club holiday meeting and let me tell you, it was quite a hit. ChocoVine is Cabernet and Dutch Chocolate and reminiscent of Baileys. Served over ice, this was a big hit. Lots of places carry it which makes it almost too easy for me to enjoy.  Who comes up with this stuff? It’s sinful, but so so good and I don’t even like sweets!

Some people crave their hot apple ciders, others their Salted Caramel Hot Chocs from Starbucks. What’s your poison?