The Biblio File: Library News
The Biblio File
February 7, 2022
So who’s watching the Olympics? Do you think a library Olympics would catch on?
Shelving, Alphabetizing, Research, Relay? Maybe add in a few of those lesser loved chores like dusting (white glove test), shelf reading and DVD case organization. Points awarded based on speed and accuracy while maintaining the respectful, relaxing library-esque decorum expected. Instead of medals the winners will receive books?
Between life and death there is a library, and within that library, the shelves go on forever. Every book provides a chance to try another life you could have lived. To see how things would be if you had made other choices.
One tells the story of your life as it is, along with another book for the other life you could have lived if you had made a different choice at any point in your life. Would you do anything differently, if you had the chance to undo your regrets?
In The Midnight Library, by Matt Haig, Nora Seed finds herself faced with this decision. She has a chance to make things right. Up until now, her life has been full of misery and regret. She feels she has let everyone down, including herself. The books in the Midnight Library enable Nora to live as if she had done things differently – follow a different career path, undo old breakups, realize unfulfilled dreams. With the help of an old friend, she can now undo every one of her regrets as she tries to work out her perfect life and decide what is truly fulfilling in life, and what makes it worth living in the first place.
Before time runs out, she must answer the ultimate question: what is the best way to live?