Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Leave Me Alone!

Don't get me wrong, I *heart* my local library but lately I'm feeling a little bit stalked by them. And really, it's my own fault. If I wasn't such a book whore, oops, I mean hoarder, it wouldn't be a problem. But right now I have a kick-ass stack of books checked out that I waited long and hard for and I'm not letting em' go back until I've read every page. I guess I get a little paranoid about not having a "good" book to read at all times and then another waiting in case I finish the one I'm currently reading. This condition leads to a severe case of bulk book requesting and unfortunately they all tend to arrive at once, leaving me a tad overwhelmed. I do appreciate all the emails reminding me that materials are due soon, but lately the messages have been arriving daily. And at this point they are like my student loan statements, sitting there unopened because if I don't REALLY know then it isn't so, right?

5 comments:

Erin the Librarian said...

I delete mine without even opening them (with no guilt). I wish I could do that with my student loans.

abby said...

It's good to have a pile of books, but there must be a perfect number in the pile because if mine is too big or too small, I get panicky.

www.pepperpaints.com said...

I keep our library going with fines on 3 cards!! I am often at the 50 checkout limit on all 3-so I know what you mean. Think of it as a worthwhile donation. Will they let you read off your fines? Look at me I figured out a way to comment!!

Mechelle said...

Way to go pepperpaints on figuring out the system! My pile has been way to big lately, especially with books I have borrowed from real people and not the library. The library knows where to find me...

Lisa Greenfelder said...

I find any day the library remembers who I am an affirmation that I am still a valid card carrying member. Some days you just can't get enough attention from your spam jc penny, chadwicks and random scrapbook stores.