Musing Mondays (Feb 23)

Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about the library…

How often do you visit the library? Do you have a scheduled library day/time, or do you go whenever? Do you go alone, or take people with you?

PLEASE LEAVE A COMMENT with either the link to your own Musing Mondays post, or share your opinion in a comment here (if you don’t have a blog). Thanks.




For the most part (bookish excitement and emergencies aside) Sunday is my library day. When I'm in a good reading run I go every week, when I'm in a bit of a slump (as now) I go fortnightly; but nine times out of then, it's Sunday that I go.

If I'm going on my own I head off at about nine/nine-thirty and spend about an hour in the library picking out new books for the week (usually borrowing far too many). Then I usually go and read while I have a coffee or, if it's later in the day, lunch. Lately, however, my sister has been coming with me on my library trips, which is good, not only because I like to see her read, but because browsing with her means I pick up different books.

I also try to incorporate my book errands (yes, I actually have book errands) into my Sundays - dropping of books that someone wanted to borrow, picking up something from someone else, or going for some 'out-of-the-house reading'. It's usually a very nice day.

47 comments :

stateofdenmark2 said...

Mine is up.

Ladytink_534 said...

Ooh good question! I love my libary!

Here's my musing

Nise' said...

I can relate to borrowing too many! I am glad for renews!

My post is here.

Melody said...

Here's mine.

caite said...

I finally stopped writing mine and HERE it is!

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/02/monday-musings_22.html

Erika Lynn said...

Mine is up here

Lisa said...
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Lisa said...

Mine is here.

Kim said...

Mine is up--complete with pictures. Great question!
*smiles*
Kim

wendy said...

She say s she only goes on Sundays but neglects to tell you she works in a library on Saturdays and spends much of her uni-time visiting friends in the uni library so nice try Becca! my monday musing here

Valorie said...

Mine is up http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/02/23/musing-mondays-library-visits/

BooksPlease said...

My answer is here.

Mae said...

Mine's up. I have far too much library fines.

http://madbibliophile.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/musing-monday-6/

Jo said...

I like the library!!! Mine is here

Beth F said...

Mine's up now! Click here.

zetor said...

Love my library, here is my answer, http://zetor-mogsblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_23.html

Cathy said...

Here's mine!

Mary said...

Mine is here .

jlshall said...

My musings are here. Happy Monday everyone!

Steph said...

Good Morning!

http://steph3891.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_23.html

Bluestocking said...

Here is mine!

Monday Musing

Matt said...

I love my library but the branch is closed for renovation. Here is my answer.

Cheryl said...

Wow, you have book errands? You are an avid reader!

Mine is up :)

MizB said...

HERE is my answer! :)

writemeg said...

Not a library person. My thoughts are here!

JoAnn said...

I have loved every library in my life! It was the first place I sought out whenever I moved. Although I have a huge number of books at home, I use the library because i am a very picky reader and many times will abandon a book when it does not engage me. So buying a lot of books, especially novels, would be a waste of money for me.

I would say that I visit the library three times a week. I have a beach house and in both places (home and beach) I am fortunate to have beautiful and welcoming libraries.

I love the fact that my library systems are online. I do a lot of browsing and reserving on the computer, but still love to spend time in the buildings.

I did a blog entry entitled "Libraries I Have Loved". I do not know how to do links so here is the URL:

http://everydaymatters.typepad.com/every_day_matters/2008/07/libraries-i-hav.html

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Mine is posted here: http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-monday_23.html Have a great day!!

Sherrie

N.Vasillis said...

Here's mine!

http://1330v.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays.html

The Social Frog said...

Mine Is Up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=1356

Sunny said...

My post is up!

debbiesworld said...

My answer is here: http://debbiesworld.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/musing-monday-february-23/

Marie said...

Here's mine! http://www.bostonbibliophile.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_23.html

Robin of My Two Blessings said...

Mine is up now!

www.mytwoblessings.blogspot.com

Happy monday!

kaye said...

you have a great page--here are my musings
http://ladygaladrielkj.blogspot.com/2009/02/monday-musings-library.html

Melange said...

My musing Monday today is a bit boring but here it is anyway.
http://melangesreviews.blogspot.com/2009/02/todays-musing-mondays-post-is-about.html

Alison said...

I go all the time.

ravenousreader said...

I love library days! Here's my post:

http://ravenousreader.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/monday-musing-library-day/

ravenousreader said...

I love library days! Here's my post:

http://ravenousreader.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/monday-musing-library-day/

Emily said...

mine is up!

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-library.html

Yooperchick said...

Here's my long and rambling answer to some very good questions:
http://ilovemybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_23.html

Bobbi said...

I love my library! Here's my post: My Muse and Me

carolsnotebook said...

I love my library, too. My post is up.
http://carolsnotebook.wordpress.com/2009/02/23/musing-monday-5/

Joseph said...

I used to go on Sunday too. But I moved to the South and find that the libraries here are closed on Sunday. For more, check out my answer.

purplg8r said...

Here are my thoughts:

http://purplg8r-somanybooks.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays-february-23-2009.html

D Dubs Reads said...

I go to the library whenever I get a day off from work. I like to go alone and usually know exactly what I'm getting before I go.

http://www.ddubsreads.com/DDubsReads/Blog/Entries/2009/2/23_Musing_Mondays%3A_Library_Visits.html

Shon said...

It's a little bit late, but here's my post:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/02/musing-mondays_23.html