Thursday, January 13, 2011


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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

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.