From: Tyanne Clark
Of: The Bad Luck Cat Mysteries
By: Kay Finch
I’m sure many of you can relate to one of my favorite sayings – “There’s no such thing as too many books.” You will find that slogan on my car bumper, my favorite coffee cup, and my tote bag. No surprise, since I’m the local bookstore owner in Lavender, Texas. Everyone knows I love books.
Rumor has it that we’ll have a new public library right here in Lavender very soon. I make my living selling books, so you might think I would oppose the notion of a local library. Certainly there will be days when people choose to visit the library instead of coming into my store to buy a book. Just like there are days when people choose to purchase an e-book online. But remember. . . there’s NO SUCH THING as too many books, whether they’re in my bookstore, the library, on an e-reader, or on one of the – at last count – 17 bookshelves at my house.
The main thing is for people to read, read, read. One of my fondest childhood memories is of going to the library in my hometown. I’m trying my best to teach my children the same love for books and libraries that I’ve always had. There’s no good reason for kids to stay glued to electronic gizmos. When the new library comes to Lavender, maybe I can work with the librarian on some fun reading programs for kids. My bookstore cats, Zelda and Willis, would love a Read-To-The-Cats day at the library. I’ll bet I could talk my friend Sabrina into bringing Hitchcock, too. He’s not bad luck no matter what you might hear to the contrary.
HAPPY NATIONAL LIBRARY WEEK!
To celebrate National Library Week, I’m giving one winner a signed paperback copy of THE BLACK CAT SEES HIS SHADOW, with a duplicate copy for the winner’s local library. To enter, comment about your favorite library memory. A winner will be chosen on Monday morning, April 16th.
Kay Finch is the National Best-Selling author of the Bad Luck Cat Mysteries by Berkley Prime Crime. Though her character, Sabrina Tate, has left the paralegal profession behind to move to the Texas Hill Country, Kay still works as a paralegal at a Houston, Texas law firm. She resides in a Houston suburb with her husband and pets. Visit her at www.kayfinch.com.