Sad thing that happens to me once in awhile:
1. I check out books from the public library. I check out more books. I check out more books. I put more books on hold, I check out more books.
2. I get busy and forget to log onto my account to renew the books I want to keep.
3. All of my books go overdue at once, and then I can’t renew any of the others. Soon, every book I have is overdue.
4. I then have to bring them all back at once and pay a lot of fines.
I call it declaring book bankruptcy because I really have to just bring back EVERYTHING. No more library books in my apartment. All, gone.
Today I did #4, shamefully. I returned, I paid up, and my holds were released to me.
And although I was a little sad to say goodbye to my oversized collection of unreads and half-reads… my little hold shelf was about the best stack of books that I could have come home with.
- Are You My Mother? by Alison Bechdel
- The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
- The Fallback Plan by Leigh Stein
- Baby Proof by Emily Giffin
- The Ivy: Secrets by Lauren Kunze and Rina Onur
- Bloom by Kelle Hampton
- No Crystal Stair by Vaunda Micheaux Nelson
Seven books, all of which I literally want to pick up immediately. I want to open them all up, line them on the floor, and walk by, reading one page after another after another.
What a nice little stack.