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Library books – a tale

Hello all. I’d like to take this opportunity to tell you a little tale of something that happened to me last week:

I received an email from my local library last Thursday which said I needed to pick up a book I had reserved. I couldn’t remember which book nor could I remember actually reserving a book but armed with a heavy bag and a luggage case, I thought one book wouldn’t be so bad to add to the load for the trek home.

I got to the library, gave the library assistant my name and told her I was there to pick up a book. She then proceeded to bring SIX books to the counter. ๐Ÿ˜

Shocked, somewhat confused and lamenting the added weight of said books, I looked at the titles in the hope that the library had made a mistake, but alas, I realised that I MUSTย have reserved them as they were all books I wanted to read, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember reserving them… o_O

SIDE NOTE: Now, I cannot lie. I do have a bad memory. I don’t retain information well, but I don’t generally forget things completely. There’s usually a remnant there or something that will then trigger my recollection. Needless to say, neither occurred on this occasion. I drew a complete and total blank.

I glanced over at the reserved shelf and saw Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman. I told the library assistant that I think I reserved that one as well. She checked it and yes; it was reserved for me. She looked at my account and saw that I already had 6 books out. She added that I’d reserved countless others but they hadn’t arrived at their branch yet. ^^’

I smiled at her and tried to save what I could of the situation. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

I didn’t tell her this, but I think I reserved the books in my sleep.

Here endeth my tale.

But seriously, I think I have a new problem. Now I am not buying as many books (c.f. Book Buying Ban) but instead, I’m just hoarding as many as I can from the library, even in my sleep… :/

2015-11-13 17.41.12Tower of books is tower-y…

These are all of the library books I am currently housing in my bedroom. They come from three different libraries (I am a member of four libraries). Seriously, I have a problem.

There is no way I can read all of these before the end of the year, especially as I am not a quick reader and because I have books on my TBRย that I actually own…

I think I will plan some sort of ‘library book read-a-thon’ย to try and get at least some of them out of the way. ๐Ÿ˜‰ You are all welcome to participate if you would like. Details to come soon! ๐Ÿ˜€

Also, please write in the comments which library book you think I should read next! Probably not any of the history ones at the bottom of the pile…

Thanks for reading!

SSJ Time Lord


5 thoughts on “Library books – a tale

  1. Ooh, you took out Cuckoo Song! (That one’s got some bullying in it, too, if you’re low on options for AntiBullyReads…) As does Percy Jackson…

    (That’s a lot of library books to read O_o – when do you have to return them?)


    1. I did! Ahh, I left Cuckoo Song at home, but if I finish all of my others, I can try to read that one next weekend. And I was toying with Percy Jackson, but it’s a bit big and I was trying to pack light. :/ Most of the books are due on Dec 5th, with the option of renewal. ๐Ÿ˜€

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