Library Overload
Bookish Life,  Reading

Library Overload

OMG, guys! I did a thing. It started out innocently enough.

Then there were a few more lists that I read through and put some holds in at the library. I’m primarily an ebook reader but some of these they were only going to have available in physical book form.

I got a email that a had something on hold. I went to pick it up and well,

The library clerk just kept pulling books off the hold shelf. Then he calmly asked, “Can I get you anything else?”

“I think that will do it for a bit.”

He laughed. “Yeah, this is an amazing group of books though. I want to read most of them.”

At the same time my ebook checkouts/requests looks like this:

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And then of course, I got a review request I wanted to read. The book came as a Netgalley widget. I don’t use Netgalley except for things like that but I started looking around the food book section and one thing led to another and now I have 4 books there.

So this is me now:

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Yeah, I don’t know what this stock photo is supposed to represent but it is me now.

So far I’ve finished Winter’s Orbit and am halfway through When You Look Like Us. I’ve started The Library of the Unwritten and a few things on Netgalley. That doesn’t count the book on my nightstand or the one in the bathroom…..


Oh, and, that library photo way at the top of the post? I found it by searching Pixabay for “many books”. Then I realized where it was. It is in a place that I HAD RESERVATIONS TO STAY AT AND TOUR THE LIBRARY last fall and where I didn’t get to go. Thanks, COVID!

3 Comments

  • Laurie C

    This post made me laugh! I usually have a whole stack of library books, but I only have a few out right now. But mainly that’s because I’m overwhelmed with ebooks and books I bought on impulse after the holidays. Also, I’ve seen Winter’s Orbit suddenly everywhere, and I must read it! Please reveal the place name that has the beautiful library that you didn’t get to go to. I hope you’ll get to rebook your trip!

  • RAnn

    It is amazing what you can get at the library these days. I love the ebook selections. I used to go in, get a pile of books, read them and then returning them would not be on my priority list, and they’d languish until they had fines on them (I don’t really mind donating to the library). Nice thing about ebooks is that they go back automatically. Worse thing is I foget I have them.

  • whatsnonfiction

    I can sympathize…and all the library holds always come in at the same time, it’s a law of nature or something. Survival of the Thickest and The Future of Nutrition both sound so good!

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