Weekend Assignment: Adventures in Library Browsing, or Lack Thereof
Today’s Weekend Assignment entry asks:
Have you ever checked out a library book and forgot to return it? Tell us about your experiences with checking out, returning, or forgetting to return, books to the library.
Extra Credit: Tell us about the last book you checked out of the library.
For myself… I can’t remember the last time I checked out a book from the library, personally. My Dear Wife, on the other hand, has been a very active patron of our local library. (She mostly checks out books on knitting, but I believe she also read the first two books in the Twilight series on loan from the Library, and a couple other books in that way.) Of course, Dear Wife always returns books on time, so we dont’ pay late fees.
What is of interest, with regards to our local library, is the wait time to get a book you want. Our local library is small, and it doesn’t have a particularly large collection. So, if you want a given book, chances are good you’ll have to wait for it to come, interlibrary, from one of the other libraries in the system. And if it’s a book worth reading, chances are also good there’s someone in line in front of you waiting to read the book first. (Dear Wife has even had to wait her turn to check out knitting books and cookbooks.)
As for myself, the last book I read that was checked out from the library (on my wife’s recommendation) was Eragon. But in reality, I only got through about halfway. And I didn’t check the book out, myself. Dear Wife checked it out. But, as above, there was a wait on the book, and we had to return it before I finished it, without an opportunity to recheck it out immediately, because there was someone in line behind us. I still haven’t had a chance to finish that book.