I don’t know how to stop checking out books from the library. I was there, ostensibly, for the children, because they have standardized testing this week and need some good books to read in the down time. But I saw the new book by Elizabeth Kostova and my fear is that I would never see it again. The horror! So I checked it out. Her book The Historian was a massive work of fiction, but so well-written. I loved it. And I also checked out two more books by Laurie King . Now I, at this point in my life, don’t even have time for deep cleansing breaths in the car pool line. I know there is no way I can throw a little light fiction in life’s mixing bowl (which seems to be set on super-high). But I need books like other people need conversation, and the library is so great about giving them to me for free! I cannot help it.