I’ve mentioned before, and I’ll probably mention again (‘cause I’m getting old and don’t always remember what I typed), that I use my library frequently (okay, the librarians and I are on a first name basis). I am a faithful library patron because I read a lot and couldn’t possibly afford nor shelve that books I read.
A couple of months ago my Facebook status was “This is the first time in 15 months I have not had a book checked out at the library. I wonder if they miss me?”
I love the fact that I can reserve books sitting at home in front of my computer, in my pajamas, and when they are available I get an email or a phone call letting me know I can come in and pick them up. I use my small community library so I can park for free, run in, wave to the staff, pluck my reserves off the “HOLDS” shelf and be on my way.
It’s a great system.
My reserves usually trickle in at quite a sedate pace of one or two books at a time. That’s perfect because it allows me to get through those books, some ARC’s and some books I couldn’t resist purchasing at the bookstore before the next of my holds come in. Where my best-laid plans go a little sideways is when many of my requested books come in all at the same time. That puts me on a real time crunch … after all, the loan period for my library books is three weeks and there is usually no renewal on them because other patrons are as eagerly awaiting the book as I was.
And that’s exactly what happened this week. Five books came in all at once. Add to those the three books I need to get through from Netgalley (2 of them non-fictions, which always take me a little longer to get through) and the two ARC’s I received from authors and I am going to be VERY busy reading over the next few weeks.
This was yesterday's haul. Any suggestions on where to start?
Pfffffffffffffffffff … Sleep is over-rated anyway!
I came across this infographic recently and saved it because I thought it was interesting. In light of my recent windfall of books all I have to say is … if the stats are true? … NO WORRIES!!
I’m picking up everybody else’s slack!