I love libraries, especially my local library. And not just because I used to work in one, LOL. I go through spurts, but basically, I read A LOT. So, it’s either go in debt buying a whole lot of books or become a regular patron at my local library. The library became my enabler and dealer for my reading habit.
It’s a rarity if I don’t have anything checked out from the library. They don’t always have all the books on my TBR list, but they usually have a lot. My local city library is part of this wonderful thing called the county library system – so all the city libraries in our county are connected. One free library card = access to several city libraries. That means more books for me (and everyone else)! If my library doesn’t have the book (or books) that I’m looking for, I can go online and see if the other libraries in the county have it. Then I can request the book, and I can pick it up at my local library or even have it mailed to me! It’s awesome! I can even get on waiting lists for pre-published titles (books that haven’t been released yet).
So, I request books and get on waiting lists via the library. Occasionally, this happens.
This is my library haul from last week. All of these books came in at the same time!! Some were newly requested (Lola and the Boy Next Door, Isla and the Happily Ever After, Legend, etc) and others I’ve been on waiting lists (Heir of Fire, Dorothy Must Die, Fatal Fortune, etc). I get to check them out for 2 weeks and can renew them if there is no one waiting for them.
I’ve already read 4 of them (& really enjoyed them!): Soul Screamers Volume 1 by Rachel Vincent, while a big book, it was actually read pretty quickly. It’s 2 books and a novella of the Soul Screamers series. I’d previously read the 2 books, it was the novella that I was interested in. Then Lola and the Boy Next Door and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins, and finally Fatal Fortune by Victoria Laurie.
So, that leaves me with Heir of Fire by Sarah J. Maas, Dorothy Must Die by Danielle Paige, Legend by Marie Lu, Maybe Someday by Colleen Hoover, and Variant by Robison Wells.
No problem – I can do this!!
Then I got an email that more of my requests were in. So, this is what I picked up this week.
Shopaholic to the Stars by Sophie Kinsella, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, Lost Voices by Sarah Porter, Losing Hope and Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover. Looks like I have a lot of reading to do over these next 2 weeks! Woohoo!!
What about you – are you a regular visitor of the library? Do you usually get a library haul like this or even bigger?