Libraries have almost always been a problem for me. I'm horrible about returning books. Not only do I usually return them late...very late, I often forget to ever return them. I know this is wrong, and over the years have tried very hard to stay away from them altogether because I know how the relationship will end. Until recently...recently money has been tight...I mean tight! So I have had to decide with much thought, to go about the library route again.
First I call the library...and they're closed. Due to the holiday...this saddens me, but I'm in the middle of a book so I move on. I call them yesterday and they are not answering. I get mad, look at the website and realize they are closed again...due to the weather. This angers me. It wasn't that bad!
So, the library is finally open today. I call, how much is a card? Free. Yay. What do I need, proof of address...got it.
Go in. Apparently I already had a card...7 years ago. I must have rented movies and then never returned them. I owe the library 60 bucks!!! Can't get books... Sad face. So, I come home, and send my very NON reading fiance to go get a card and my book. It works. He will be my book fetcher for a few months until we have the extra money to pay my fine. I do feel very bad, as libraries aren't receiving a bunch of money right now...but I wanted my darn book.
So, in a few minutes I'll sit down and finish A Beautiful Miscellaneous, which I'm enjoying quite a bit now. Then I'll start Wintergirls for the challenge for my Mostlybooks group (yahoogroups, check them out, we're a great bunch!)
I'm hoping to save loads of money by not buying any books until we're out from under our bills...which will be a while.
Thanks for listening...