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. 😐
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 MUST have reserved them as they were all books I wanted to read, but I couldn’t for the life of me remember reserving them…
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. 😎
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…
Tower 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 TBR that I actually own…
I think I will plan some sort of ‘library book read-a-thon’ to try and get at least some of them out of the way. 😉 You are all welcome to participate if you would like. Details to come soon! 😀
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