Monday, January 5, 2009
Musing Monday: (Jan 5)
Today’s MUSING MONDAYS post is about library books…
Do you have a system for borrowing out books from the library? Do you know what you're going to borrow before you get there? How often do you borrow out books?
I go to the library almost every week--excluding several weeks in December when the holidays just get in the way both in the going, reading, and returning. So probably forty-eight times a year at least--so you could say that I use the library quite a bit!
Sometimes I go with list in hand, jotted down on notepads, index cards, envelopes, etc. Sometimes I even print out a list if I've got more than a handful of books I'm looking for. But I hate *wasting* ink and paper to print off a short list. I'm picky like that.
But most of the time, I'll go with two or three books in mind and come out with a dozen books. Most of the books I pick up I get from browsing. Things that just jump out at me and say, "read me, read me!" So I'm spontaneous--more so than anywhere else--at the library.
My "system" if you can call it that is to not go over what two bags can hold. I use the black canvas bags I picked up at the grocery store. They're much better than the plastic bags I used to use. Not that I wasted plastic bags--I used them til they couldn't take any more abuse--but this just works better all around.