Read-a-thon : Hour 10 update and mini-challenge!

It’s going way too fast, and it’s hard to read when I have all the other little things to take care of. Tonight though, it will be quieter and it should be a great time to read!  Meanwhile, I’ve read Antigone by Sophocle and it was G.R.E.A.T.! I also read some more of Audrey, Wait! and so far I’m enjoying it.

We also had to go downtown to buy the Man of the House a few last things before his trip, and I drank a huge coffee, so now I’m all bouncy and ready for some page-turning action!

While I was gone, hour 8’s mini-challenge was to answer this “Love your local library” meme, which I’ll do just now!

  • What is the name of your local library? What city is it located in? The library I most often go to is the B.A.N.Q. and is located downtown Montreal. It’s been re-built a few years ago, it’s 6 floors high and it’s beautiful! 
  • How often do you go to the library? If you’re a regular, do the staff know you? Many time a week. I go there to borrow books or study. The place is huge though, so no, the staff doesn’t know me! 
  • Do you browse while you’re there or just pick up items you have placed on reserve? I do both! It depends if I know what I want, or not. But most of the time, I’ll do a little browsing anyway.
  • What is your favorite thing about your local library? It’s quite the “self-serve” service; you can return and borrow books without speaking to anyone! I guess some people would think it misses the charm of a smaller place, but since I love libraries for the “quiet” and “alone” time, I enjoy it.


The picture is from their brochure. I  love my library! They have great book selection, in french but also in english! It’s quiet, spacy, comfy, modern and in the hearth of the city. I wouldn’t mind moving in! (as long as the Furry One and the Man in the House can come, too)

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7 responses to “Read-a-thon : Hour 10 update and mini-challenge!”

  1. Jessica says :

    Thanks for sharing. How you describe your library reminds me of the downtown Seattle library. Only that one is six floors of strangeness and rather disorienting. I’m glad you love yours!

  2. Eva says :

    I think it’s going way too quickly too! It’ll slow down in the later hours though. 😉 Your library has such a cool design!

  3. Kim L says :

    That is a seriously awesome library. I can imagine why you would spend a lot of time there! My library is very nice, but I rarely find myself really just hanging out there. I like my apartment better usually.

  4. Elizabeth says :

    Wow, I think I love your library too!

    Sounds like you are going strong – keep it up!

  5. Kailana says :

    Time is flying by! That just means you are having fun, though! Happy reading!

  6. Becky says :

    I love seeing the student perspective. Oh how I miss graduate school! Now that I work full-time, the body has switched back to being sleepy at night, and not the nightowl student I was before. Best of luck to you as we head into those night hours! 🙂

  7. Linda says :

    I’ll have to put Jane Austen Ruined My Life in my tbr pile. Never heard about it before!

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