As much as I support my local library, I often have trouble using it for its primary purpose – the borrowing of books. Example:
My book club is reading Bonk: The Curious Coupling of Science and Sex. This is not a title that was on my TBR list (read as: I do not own a copy). So I checked it out from the library and got several chapters into it before leaving for Atlanta. For whatever reason, I am extra paranoid about taking books that do not belong to me out of town. So I stalled out.
A few days ago, I received an e-mail from the library, saying that the book was due. I logged on to renew it and found that I could not because someone had it on hold.
Lucky for me, the title is in the Clearance Section at Barnes and Noble. Five bucks. I ordered a copy and returned the original one to the library today.
For God’s sake.
That is my problem too. I get the book home and inevitably decide I want to read something else first. I get all ornery – the library can't tell me what I have to read and when I have to read it! Then I have to return it before I read it. Too stressful.But with Half Price Books, especially the $1 section, and the annual book sale at Old Orchard, I am pretty well set.Kris