Thursday, July 27, 2006


I've got a really bad habit of buying books. It wouldn't be so bad if only I read every book that I bought, but sometimes I just have to read the next crop of books that I buy instead. My new year's resolution this year was to stop buying books and start using the library.

So, last week, I was at Barnes and Noble debating over whether or not I should take them up on their "buy three, get one free offer," when I had the brilliant idea to write down all of the books I wanted and get them from the library instead. I went home, logged onto my library's website, searched for the books I was interested in buying and placed them all on hold. Most of the books were already checked out or were interlibrary loans, so I thought I'd have a few months to get through all of the books.

Well, I got a notice on Tuesday that two of my books were on hold for me, so Jon and I stopped by the library after dinner to pick them up. I had a hard time locating the books on the shelf, but Jon finally found them. I picked up the two on hold and Jon says, "there's two more," and then, "and two more." So, I walked out of the library with six books, in addition to two other books I had picked up at another library earlier in the day. Needless to say, I've got a lot of reading to do in the next three weeks.

1 comment

  1. me too :) I have a folder of bookmarks that is of books:) Ones that the library does not have (heaps), ones the library has but I haven't read, ones I have on hold at library and then the ultimate destination in the red folder :)
    Looks like you have a nice assortment there :)


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