I’m beginning to -really- love the library.

I’m beginning to -really- love the library.

I’ve developed this obsession (go figure) with library books.  Before two weeks ago, it had been -years- since I was a regular patron at a local library.  There wasn’t a reason, really, other than I simply did not have time to read all that much. Oh, and my city (Gulfport, MS…boy do I miss it!) had this nifty used book store called The Ridiculous Book Store.  What was so nifty about it? They had a WHOLE WALL of books that you could get 10 for $1.  Ten books! for $1.00!  It was the most supreme heaven of heavens for me.  Of course, they were all Mass Market Paperbacks and it wasn’t the BEST selection of books I’ve ever seen, but when you’re paying 10 cents each for them and you’re a starving college student, you don’t really complain all that much.  Or at all. Anyway, that’s why I didn’t get to the library much.

At any rate, I’m now really quite in love with going to the library and checking out books and reading them and returning them to get more…it’s an endless cycle of LOVE!

This week I grabbed the books I had to request from other branches, plus a few more that caught my eye as I browsed:

of Bees and Mist – Erick Setiawan
Darklight – Lesley Livingston
Princess of the Midnight Ball – Jessica Day George
Everlasting – Angie Frazier
BirthMarked – Caragh M. O’Brien
The Storyteller’s Daughter – Cameron Dokey
Before Midnight – Cameron Dokey
Flowers for Algernon – Daniel Keyes

I’ve got several more on hold, most of which are for the YA Dystopian Challenge.

Now I just have to figure out how I’m going to have time to read all of these and still remember to do things like laundry, cooking dinner, taking the dogs out…


I was at a Barnes and Noble today and almost bought books. There were so many I wanted. But I’m also in the “starving college student” category. I held off and got a bunch from the library! It’s like shopping without paying. =) I’m a librarian in training so I guess I’m biased but…I’m glad you like using the library, too!

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