Someone once told me that if one were to read just the titles of all the books that are published in a day it would take 20 years. I go through stages when I don’t sleep, not because I can’t sleep but because I am overwhelmed thinking about all the books out there and to stay awake reading
. But as you know, it’s impossible to go without sleep for long, therefore the best thing for you and I to do is to use our time before and after resting to swallow up words. However, again, you and I are aware that more than often “life” comes between the stories and us. Work is a leading antagonist of time and unfortunately a necessity for the majority of us. The Mercantile Library has found a small yet extraordinary way for time and books to win against life and work. On the first Wednesday of each month during your noon-1 p.m. lunch hour, you can munch while joining in their book discussion group. Interact and share with other avid book lovers while remembering that imagination is a catalyst for happiness. This week's novel is The Hunger Games: Book One
; see mercantilelibrary.com for a list of what is being read in the upcoming months. No charge for members; $5 for nonmembers. 414 Walnut St. #1100, Downtown. 513-621-0717.