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bagels and peace

Pumpernickel bagels. Nothing reminds me more of Saturday mornings with my dad when I was growing up, than a toasty warm pumpernickel bagel with cool cream cheese, perfectly sugared & creamed coffee and the newspaper.

My Pop’s favorite, pumpernickel bagels were just called “bagels” in my home when I was young. I think it was the only kind of bagel I even tasted until I was a teenager.

I was thinking about him this morning, I got up early and went to the closest bagel shop that has pumpernickel, picked up a half dozen and immediately put each one in a separate sandwich bag – just like my dad would do on Fridays on his lunch break.

The rest of my simple morning was spent eating a bagel on my porch, drinking coffee, and reading my kindle (it’s not the newspaper but it’s close) while Josh slept in after his late night delivering pizza.

This is my peace. What’s yours?

literary struggle

Let me get this out of the way, I freaking LOVE my kindle. No matter how long a book I want to read is, my kindle is always just a few ounces. I have read nearly 100 books on my kindle and I highly HIGHLY recommend it. Also, thank you to my amazing friend Lindsay Barta for giving me this magical gift a few years ago.

kindle e-books however, cost money. Library books do not. The broward county library does have an e-book loan system, but the titles are so sparse and out dated, and even those are checked out but they pretty much have nothing that I actually want to read.

I love reading, it’s probably my number one hobby. (Yes, that’s kind of sad.) These days, our budget is tighter than ever, so what do I do? Not rhetorical here, genuinely, what do I do? Is real books from the library my only option?

What would you do?