Monday, January 05, 2009

Musing Mondays: Library Books

It's been a while since I visited Musing Mondays. This week's topic is about libraries:

Do you have a system for borrowing out books from the library? Do you know what you're going to borrow before you get there? How often do you borrow out books?

I love libraries. I love just hanging out in them. I love that feeling of bringing home an armful of "new" books to sample. And even though I usually do go looking for something specific, I almost always come away with three or four volumes I just happened upon, once I started browsing the shelves.

Unfortunately, until very recently our local public library hasn't been one of the best I've encountered. So in recent years, I've sort of gotten out of the habit of borrowing books from the library, and started buying more of my own.

But the local library branch is improving, and I've been thinking that I really need to get back in the habit of paying it a regular visit. Especially since this year I'm planning to read quite a few titles I don't actually have in my personal collection, and I really don't want to buy that many new books. Well, actually I do. But we've only got so much room for books in this apartment if two humans are going to go on living here – and I don't want to have to ask the hubby to move out and get his own place!


  1. but if push came to shove then Hubs would have to find new digs!! ha!ha!

    I love my public library. I go about once a week and usually bring home way more than I can possibly read in a month!!

    I think there is a 12-step program for this addiction...

  2. I know what you mean about that feeling when you leave the library with an armful of books. My finance and I are both bibliophiles and we met in the library!

  3. The library here in Frankfurt actually has a pretty good amount of English language novels and such but you won't find anything newer than say 2005 right now. It's good for the classics and browsing though!


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