Monday, February 14, 2011

Library Intervention

You are all more than welcome to skip over this post. This is sort of like a contract to myself.
I have a bit of an issue. I check out way too many books from the library at once and I'm addicted to the online reservation system.

The Good Things
  • There's always something good to read
  • They're books I can't find somewhere in my room or from my friends/family
The Bad Things
  • I end up neglecting the books that I do have and the books just sit on my shelves gathering dust instead of being read and/or reread.
  • I make all sorts of promises to review books that I own, but because of reason number one, I never get around to doing that.
My piles of books that I own or have borrowed from friends/family have piled up to such a degree that I'm going to start taking action. After this third time checking out some books and audio books, I'm going to take them all back, get maybe one or two that I know for sure I'm going to read, then go back home and once I finish those, I'll begin on the ones I own or borrowed.

That is what I'm going to resolve to do over the next month or two. We'll see how this works. I know I won't finish all of the owned/borrowed books in that time, but maybe I'll be able to make a decent dent.

Let's see how this all shapes out now.



  1. I understand completely about this i actually just got my Library card a few weeks ago, and I don't think they have a limit really on how many you can check out so I kind of go overboard. It's bad because like you said i have tons on my shelves at home that I need to read.

  2. I completley understand! I used to be like that when I HAD an english library but since I live in portugal, they're all in portuguese! :@
    Anyway, I have tons I need to read too!
    Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog, I think it would be awesome if you did a Q&A! I would love to ask some questions!

  3. I wrack up too many fees... plus the guy at walker library hates me because when I went there to get a library card he went all "I take my job way too seriously and prevent people from actually doing anything with my uptight rules" and told me "oh when you bring a student id of some sort you can get a card" and I was like "I dont have a student id :(" So I waited till I got one (like 6 months later cuz I first was seeking a library card when I was in 8th grade and I didnt get my id until like 2 months into ninth grade) and he was like "Nope sorry I cant give you one still"

    I just sat in a chair and glared at him until he said "maybe we can work something out".


    I consider it one of my greatest accomplishments in life so far :) but unfortunately that guy is ALWAYS working there and hes way rigid about library fines :(


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