Tuesday, September 16, 2008

City Terrace Library

I would ditch school to go to the library.
It was my Sanctuary.

I could learn about whatever I wanted and did not need to hear someone else lecture me about how they felt I should understand the subject that I was reading about.

I was a sponge and I would read and read and read.

I remember the first time I went to the library on my own, I was already a teenager and on my way to high school.

I had been there many times before with my mom or teachers at Kennedy but never on my own.

I went in and towards the back of the library on the Northside.

I found the first full book I ever read by myself .

It was the Vampire Lestat by Anne Rice.

I remember it well because I stole it. (It was very hard for me to do that, read previous post on Stealing)

It was one of my most cherished treasures.

Reading is something that I love and when I started to get older I would pick out a book and read it in a few hours.....it was the perfect escape.

City Terrace Library was my sanctuary, It was a safe place...no one wanted to beat on me there and I was left completely alone.....it was beautiful.

Evilchavo Out.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, I feel you on the libraries. When I was in junior high, I used to go to my local library almost every weekend, getting there at opening time. I'd take a book or look at books, maybe check out a few, and was always back by three. If only more kids cherished the library.

Evil Chavo said...

I still read alot and go to the library.

One of the reasons I like living where I live is that there is a really good library.

All books are new and I can get whatever book I want cause no one else checks out the books I check out most of the time.

This is what I am reading today:

Stories from the worlds largest penal colony:

"Inside Rikers" by Jennifer Wynn

Good Book, so far.

Evilchavo out.

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