Musing Mondays (June 22)

Musing Mondays (BIG)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?

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.

 

 

I ask this question this week because I realised today (as I came home from the library) that I had visited the library more than usual this fortnight and had accidently built up a little, okay medium… okay big, pile of books to get through. All of which wouldn’t be a problem except that I haven’t actually had the time to read… not quite sure what happened here…

Normally I only go to the library once a week or, if things are busy at home, once a fortnight. This means that I usually don’t have the problem of borrowing out more than I can read. I don’t restrict myself to a certain number of books – especially since our library instituted the VIP member program (20 books) – but usually have anywhere between 4-8 books out at a time.

Lately, however, my sister has discovered a fondness for the library, which is great, however it means we’re more likely to just ‘pop in’ if we’re in town – resulting in my picking up ‘just one more book’ and thereby leading to my little overflow dilemma. Normally if I don’t get to a book I either just reborrow or make a note to borrow it again later, but I’m feeling a little bit of book-guilt this week. I have a lovely pile of books just crying out to be read and I had to return some of them untouched this morning.

Just wondering about your library routine…

39 comments :

gautami tripathy said...

Another great question!

Here is my response:

Mondays: Musings/Mailbox/whereabouts

caite said...

Oh, I am so very early with My Post this week. A day before it was posted here in the USA.

Libraries are grand, wonderful places, but places I don't really have a need for in my book life at the moment...not until I catch up with all my unread books!

Bluestocking said...

Happy Monday. Here is mine

Matt said...

I usually take what I can handle. Full answer is up. :)

Nise' said...

My Musing.

Debbie's World of Books said...

Wow, a VIP program? I've never heard of that before.

My answer is up http://debbiesworldofbooks.com/2009/06/21/musing-mondays-june-22/

Vicki said...

Mine's HERE

The Social Frog said...

Mine is up :)
http://thesocialfrog.com/?p=2186

Danielle said...

Here. is my Musing Mondays!

Ladybug said...

I'm no good at restricting myself.

Here is my Musing.

wendy said...

diary of a hopeless library borrower here

The Book Resort said...

http://thebookresort.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

Kim said...

Musing away, here:
http://pageafterpage-kim.blogspot.com/2009/06/monday-games.html

BooksPlease said...

I borrow lots of books - see here.

Bernadette in Australia said...

My slightly over the top rant on this subject is at http://reactionstoreading.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/musing-monday-library-gluttons/ I appreciate the chance to get this off my chest Rebecca

Yvonne said...

Mine is up

http://socratesbookreviews.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-library-books.html

Ambrosia Jefferson said...

http://www.icewarmth.com/2009/06/musing-monday-17.html

Cathy said...

Here are my musings this week!

Shon said...

I love going to the library. Here's my answer:

http://memybookandthecouch.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays_22.html

MizB said...

I LOVE the library! Here is my answer for this week! :D

~MizB

jennilovevirgo said...

I've posted my Musing Mondays! Here's the link :)

http://fallingofftheshelf.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays-june-22nd.html

Mark Swallow said...

Here is mine:
http://mswallow.typepad.com/the_swallows_nest/2009/06/book-mark-1.html

Lisa said...

Happy Monday! My musing is here

Sunny said...

My post is up here!

Sherrie said...

Hi!
My Musing Mondays is posted at my place, Just Books. Have a great day!

Sherrie
http://sherriesbooks.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-mondays.html

Alison said...

I... check out a lot of books. All the time.

Cursing Mama said...

I LOVE the Library!

http://notsohumbleopinions.blogspot.com/2009/06/muesing-mondays-june-22nd.html

christina said...

Love this question! My post is
here! :)

bibliophile23 said...

I just posted mine here

Vasilly said...

Here's my answer:

http://classicvasilly.wordpress.com/2009/06/22/monday/

kaye said...

Interesting question, interesting answer.
my Monday musings

okbolover said...

I don't like returning books unread either :(

Here's mine

Ella Press said...

Cool question! Here's my answer: http://theclockmonkey2.blogspot.com/2009/06/musing-monday.html

xo, Ella

Emily said...

my answer is up! good to be back after missing a couple weeks!

http://worldinsidemyheadbookblog.blogspot.com/2009/06/monday-musing-library-limits.html

Jenny Girl said...

Hey Girlie! How are you? Hope this finds you well. Impromptu visits to the library can be dangerous. I am finishing what I have out now and that's it for a while...I hope :)

Here is my musing

Michael said...

Here's my Musing Monday post at www.afewminuteswithmichael.com.

Bart's Bookshelf said...

Here's my first ever Musings Monday post.

Nonna (Chèli) said...

Here's my answers.

http://chelicantlivewithoutbooks.blogspot.com/search/label/MUSING%20MONDAYS

Valorie said...

Up here:
http://www.morbid-romantic.net/2009/06/22/musing-mondays-library-borrowing/