Sunday Salon: Rediscovering The Library
Happy Sunday everyone! As the year draws towards it's close I've been tying up a lot of loose ends. Like the year before I passed on Spring Cleaning and am focusing on entering the New Year with less clutter. I remembered that I had a fine for overdue books and decided to go pay it and renew my card.
I don't know why I had drifted away for the library for so long. My reading life began with weekly trips to the library with my mother. When I was finally old enough to go on my own my library card was one of my favorite possessions.
Somehow I switched to a book buyer and left my library behind. When I moved to California my library once again became important, mostly for computer and fax usage. yes I checked out some books but I barely finished them and always had fines. When I got my own personal computer at home once again the library became neglected.
Now however I 'm really feeling the need for my library and grateful for it's presence. For financial reasons I really need to reign in my book spending. The beginning of the year sometimes has the potential to be slow and I always seem to unprepared for that temporary finical crunch. So I want to divert all available funds for the rest of the year to my savings. That way if the beginning of the year is slow I can comfortably accept what work is available and relax. Though I really don't NEED any books there are a lot of series I would like to catch up on and some new releases I really want to read right away.
I have a tremendous appreciation for the library system. They have always been there waiting to serve and also needing my patronage. So in order to not repeat past mistakes I've set a few rules for myself:
1) No more than 2 book out at a time and no more than 5 graphic novels out at a time.
2) Library books get bumped to the top of the pile.
3) I will only request books during times when my review requests are low or complete.
I'm excited to catch up on the Matched trilogy ( just picked up Crossed yesterday), The Delirium Series and Rachel Vincent's Blood Bound series.
Hope your Sunday is wonderful, I'm off to read!