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Musing Mondays June 22

June 21st, 2009 by Debbie's World of Books

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Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about library borrowing…

Do you restrict yourself on how many books you take out from the library at a time? Do you borrow books if you already have some out? Do you always reborrow books you don’t get to?

What a coincidence this being the question after I’ve been posting about my library addiction.  I’ve been restricting myself on which books I can request from the library because I just have too many books to read in my house.  But that does not really seem to be helping.   So that means I sometimes have like 15 library books out in addition to the 100+ books I have at home to read.

I can’t bring myself to restrict how many books I take out at a time because what if a book I found interesting is not there the next time I go?  Then I may forget about it and tragedy I may miss out on a great book.  And yes, I do check out more books even though I have some already out.  Unfortunately that leads to having to schedule which books I read first since they will be due first.  Sometimes that is hard if I pick up a really, really interesting sounding book while I have other books that are due back sooner.

As for reborrowing books that depends.  Sometimes I’ll check out books that I just can’t get to and they tend to fall to the bottom of the pile.  For those I will usually return them because there are just too many good books out there.

What about you?

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8 Responses

  1. gautami tripathy

    Libraries ought not limit on borrowing!

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  2. The Social Frog

    When I used to borrow from the library a long time ago, they only allowed like 3-4 books out at a time.

  3. Yvonne

    I tend to buy books more than take them from the library. I get my DVDs and audio books from the library, but that’s about it. It’s the whole deadline thing for me. I’m a slow reader :)

  4. Nise'

    We sound a lot alike!

  5. Vasilly

    This post sounds like my life! I love my library.

  6. Lisa

    I usually don’t check out more than 3 or 4 at a time. I have a list I keep online on the library’s website so I can remember what books I want to read. It is very helpful! Needless to say, that list is sooooooo long!!

  7. dsuzuki

    Lisa-that is cool your library lets you keep a list.
    Social Frog-I can’t believe your library restricted the number of books or at least to that few!

    I love the library! Especially now that money is so tight.

  8. caite

    I will return to the library as soon as I finish reading all the unread books in my house.
    I figure about 2015…lol

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