Have you seen a “Little Free Library?” The first time I saw a “Little Free Library” was about six or seven years ago, when I was in Rochester, Minnesota. I was visiting my daughter who, at the time, was doing an internship at the Mayo Clinic.
When I saw my first “Little Free Library”, it was love at first sight. What a fabulous idea! Now, I think it’s a great idea anytime, but it’s an even better idea during this pandemic. I also think it’s a great idea for campgrounds!
It wasn’t long after my trip to Minnesota, when a couple “Little Free Libraries” popped up in our New Town at St. Charles neighborhood. One of the libraries is about a block and a half from our home. The other is in front of a church, maybe six or eight blocks away. Someday, I want to have a “Little Free Library” at our home. It would be so fun if our little library was celery green, just like our house. But for now, I am simply enjoying taking and leaving books with no due date!
I borrowed a book entitled, “A Man Called Ove” by Fredrik Backman. As usual, I’m behind the times, as this book is already a New York Times Bestseller. So, you don’t need a review from me. However, I do highly recommend this book. It is a charming and touching story about an old codger and how he came to be that way and what happens to him along the way.
I don’t really want to tell you anymore because I don’t know how to reveal all its magic to you without spoiling it. Plus, I can’t type out in a blog post all the emotions I felt as I read this book. Let’s just say, if a book makes me want to be a kinder person and it fills me with empathy for others, then in my book, it’s a good book.
The whole time I was reading, I was seeing a movie in my mind. Lo and behold, the last page of the book, which I didn’t see until I turned the second last page, shows a picture of “Ove” with a small gold seal which states, “Now a Major Motion Picture.” I guess I live under a rock.
Have you heard of this book or this author?
All I know is this author, Fredrik Backman, has other novels, and I’ll be checking out whatever library I can in order to find those books.