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Library, Books, Space

August 22nd, 2011 at 03:12 pm

I love the ability to manage my library account online. I love the fact that I can go on to their website and renew a book and not have to waste the gas to run down there and do it in person. I also really like that I can look up my holds and see what place I am in the queue. Currently there are six people ahead of me for The Help and four people ahead of me for The Silent Girl, the next book in the Rizzoli and Isles series. When I put them on hold they were 122 and 115 respectively and that was less than a month ago.

I am halfway through two books right now. One is a mystery that involves geneology research so I'm pretty much loving that to pieces and the other is one that was recommended on www.thesimpledollar.com (which is a blog I have been devouring) and is by John Robbins and called The New Good Life. He is the son of one of the founders of Baskin Robbins and he walked away from the family fortune to make it on his own. It's a very interesting read so far. I am glad the library had it and I get to read it for free.

One of the things we decided not to do while we are living here is to buy books. The number one reason for that is the space factor. We simply do not have room for stacks of books to take up residence and we have a bunch of unread books in storage. The second was the expense of any new book. As much as I love to own books, right now it is not practical. Anything that comes into this house takes up space that might be better used by something else. So it's been nice to be able to use the library so much, now that we only live 2 miles from one.

It's not like I don't have any owned books here. I have the Little House books, the Harry Potter books, the Narnia books, five books that I need to read before they go to storage and are replaced by five books from storage that haven't been read, and some cookbooks (about five or six from our collection). But I can't justify the space to have more than that here. A temporary stack from the library is just fine and fills my ficovore needs perfectly.

5 Responses to “Library, Books, Space”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Books are enormously expensive,don't you think? I mean, you read them once and they sit on a shelf for years.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    Managing your library account online is the bee's knees. Big Grin

  3. creditcardfree Says:

    I love my library, too. I'm hoping the next place we live has a great library.

  4. PNW Mom Says:

    We have an awesome library system here too. I can also do all of the above online...it's great!

  5. Thrifty Ray Says:

    I had to put library visits on hold. Frown I am so busy with work and school- I peruse Amazon constantly for free books to download and have a nice stockpile...but I do miss the whole library experience.

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