Here's the perfect tisane to go with library books:
1 teaspoon dried camomile
1 teaspoon dried spearmint
Steep three minutes in boiling water. (I use a Melitta tea filter; it's compostable.) Makes enough for an enormous mug (my owl mug is 24 ounces). For anything 12 ounces or smaller, halve the recipe.
It doesn't necessarily have to be an herbal tea to go with books. You could take it on a walk instead!
The Movie of the Week this week is one of my favorites: You Can't Take it With You. It stars the ever-adorable Jean Arthur and James Stewart as a pair of lovebirds (Alice and Tony) from exceedingly different backgrounds. Tony's parents are wealthy, straight-laced, conservative, capitalist and snotty. Alice's entire family all live in the same house (parents, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandfather, friends of the family) pursuing various artistic occupations with no thought in the world for monetary gain. Alice's grandfather, and family philosopher, is played to perfection by Lionel Barrymore. It's a really sweet film with its heart in the right place--a must-see.
Lionel Barrymore, James Stewart, Jean Arthur and Edward Arnold (from Doctor Macro)