Musing Mondays: Library time

musing_mondays Last Monday of February! Here’s this week’s question:

How often do you visit the library? Do you have a scheduled library day/time, or do you go whenever? Do you go alone, or take people with you?

You’ll hardly ever find me in a library — for a variety of reasons! But first let me state firmly that I have absolutely nothing against libraries. Libraries are great. They’re an excellent resource for students and readers of all ages, and it’s awesome we have an organized system in place to spread knowledge and entertainment to the masses. For free!

But libraries aren’t for me. Our local library in my hometown really doesn’t have much to look at, and it’s old and I just . . . don’t like it. It’s not inviting. I do like the library in another part of the county, but I don’t usually feel like driving all the way over there to check out some books. Plus, I just like to own my books — I like knowing they’re mine. Even if I’ve Mooched them or gotten them as ARCs, they’re still here in my hot little hands — and all mine! I don’t have to worry about how long I have to read them, and when they’re due back. Although, when I think about it, having deadlines like that might help me sift through some of the books I keep in stacks for far too long, continuously picking up the newest books I bring into the house to read . . .

I have gone to the library recently, though — and that was to buy books! The library in a neighboring town sponsors a Saturday book sale, and I got four quality paperbacks and a mass market paperback for $2.36! My boyfriend and I are both avid readers, so we went together to look for some different and maybe hard-to-find titles. I was crazy excited with what I got! So the library does come through for me in the end!

7 thoughts on “Musing Mondays: Library time

  1. I’m sorry you don’t have a more inviting library – perhaps if you did you’d learn to love it like I do!

    I adore those library book sales…although I have to be careful and not buy back something I’ve donated!


  2. oh my, another recent visitor, lured by the book sales.
    I agree that I prefer to OWN the book, for it to be all mine…MINE I TELL YOU!

    sorry, got carried away there. 😉


  3. you can find me at my local library (a tiny branch located in an old house right off the beach) every tuesday night from 6:30-8pm. i volunteer teaching english. 🙂 love the homey little libraries…big sprawling ones, not so much.


  4. I have bought more books than I have checked out books at the library! My branch has been closed for renovation and I haven’t visited the main library much.


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