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Monday, June 22, 2009

Okay, trying to get back to normal…must do weekly memes…

Musing Mondays (BIG)Musing Monday is hosted by Becca of Just One More Page. Pop over and read lots of interesting comments & post your own.

Today, busy-borrowing Becca asks about library borrowing habits…

Do you restrict yourself on how many books you take out from the library at a time? Do you borrow books if you already have some out? Do you always re-borrow books you don’t get to?

I’m  hopeless library borrower. I love libraries & have spent most of my working life in them, which is helpful when you’re also a hopeless returner. Working in libraries allows certain advantages; seeing all the new books come across the desk (& into my carry-bag), seeing interesting books returned (& into my carry bag), scanning the spines whilst shelving and finding many interesting reads that find their way into my carry-bag…you get the idea.

AND being able to renew all said carry-bag books without incurring fines is very helpful for a slow reader.

I find when I’m not working in one (as I am right now) I don’t borrow from libraries much because I hate the due-date pressure. I read so slowly (am amazed by bloggy friends who read multiple books in a week) and mount TBR is so huge – I have plenty to be getting on with without a visit to the library.

That’s not to say I don’t miss the library like an amputee…

7 comments:

gautami tripathy said...

Good to see you back. Happy posting again..

I am not much of a library person now!

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The Social Frog said...

I now buy all my books.
www.thesocialfrog.com

The Book Resort said...

Ah, the pressure. lol.
Here's mine:

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

Missed you :}

Rebecca said...

see, that whole 'into the carry bag' is what worries me about finally getting a job in a library with a general collection - I find books in the Allen that I want to read, and I'm mathematically challenged!

Is it wrong that I found your amputee analogy both creepy and accurate...?

And YAY! The best book ever! :)

Yvonne said...

I'm a slow reader, too. That's why I tend to buy more than borrow from the library.

Nise' said...

I love to browse the reshelving cart at the library and see what others are reading.

Bluestocking said...

I'm a fast read. I just can't be bothered to take the books back. LOL!! Mine