Monday, March 28, 2016

A Book Trip to Indian Lake

The Town of Indian Lake Library, which is about 27 miles to the north from my home, has the best and the brightest book collection around with lots of the most interesting new books, both fiction and nonfiction. I admire the head librarian who really knows her stuff and obviously consults multiple book review publications before she orders books. Best of all, this small town has the good sense to be exceedingly generous to its library, quite unlike my town, if I must say. I found three of the new books I've purchased in the past month on their shelves. The year-round population of this town is only around 1300 people.

Crandall Library, which is in the city of Glens Falls 38 miles to our south, has an even broader collection, BUT it serves a community of nearly 100,000 people. So for new books, there are long waits and a very limited time period permitted (2 weeks) to read a new book. Indian Lake, on the other hand, is a very small community (except for the summer) and one doesn't have to wait or rush for anything. It's a beautiful wilderness drive as well. 

Today I picked up In a Dark, Dark Wood by Ruth Ward, a mystery that has been recommended by several bloggers. I found many wonderful books for Ken, who loves legal thrillers, and a book by a mystery writer whose detectives are a man and his dog. For instance today, I picked up Spencer Quinn's Paw and Order. Ken has already read the most recent title in the series, Scents and Sensibilities. He says they are a wonderful change of pace.


  1. What a gorgeous photo of Indian Lake... it looks so lovely there. I like your header photo too.

    I've read a couple of the Spencer Quinn books and enjoyed them very much.

    1. Hi, Cath--
      I remembered today that you were one of the bloggers that recommended In a Dark, Dark Wood. Will note that!
      And, it's true, Indian Lake has some beautiful lakes (three, actually).
      And thank you, I'm glad you like the header photo. That's an early May pic from Round Pond, a very, very wild pond about 6 miles from us. I love it there.

  2. That photo looks gorgeous, in fact it looks very like a Scottish loch. The library sounds wonderful, especially for such a small town. It's heartening to read that some places cherish their libraries.

    1. Indian Lake has quite a few islands. We have never paddled it, mostly because the shoreline has many camps and cottages, and the lake has many boats. Still, I would like to do it sometime. Indian Lake also cherishes its school. Very few students but they spare no expense. Yes, a very unusual town around here.