With Borders closing (SAD FACE), I plan on relying on the library even more than before. To be completely honest, I haven't purchased a new book in months. I did, however, get a kick ass bird book at an antique store for five bucks, and it's awesome and I love it and I totally didn't break my "no book buying" rule because it was used, AND I was on vacation.
The problem with the library is the sharing. I don't like to share. I want my book when I want it, which is usually immediately. I have been waiting for Tina Fey's Bossypants for months. At my last check of my account, I am the 34th person of 228 people on the waiting list. Granted, the library ordered dozens of the book, but with three weeks to enjoy a book, and perhaps a lack of speed readers up in here, I am not anticipating my copy until September. At the earliest.
The best thing about libraries is the sheer volume of books available, but also the fact that I am saving money and using the resources of my community. Yeah! However, my sense of community diminishes whenever I check my online account:
I am currently 108 of 147 for In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin, and 63 of 95 for Game of Thrones.
Yes, Game of Thrones. I figured that I would see what all the fuss was about. It's what all the cool kids seem to be reading these days.
So, in conclusion, READ FASTER, PEOPLE.