Friday, January 21, 2011

my love affair with the library.

It's been confirmed.
I am addicted to books.

The evidence:
I was having a pretty crappy past two days, and I had to go to the library to return two books. Obviously, it's impossible for me to step into the library without giving the YA shelves a quick once-over. So as I was walking over to the YA section I noticed it -- all of the shelves were FULLY stocked with barely any empty spaces (actually, I'm lying ...I noticed this by looking into the library window even before I walked in). Suddenly I felt a burst of excitement at the prospect of browsing the numerous books.

Here's a glimpse into the inner-workings of my mind at that moment: "ohh I wonder what books they have!" "I hope they have some that are on my TBR list! *mentally crosses fingers*" and later, while browsing: "okay, Alyssa, you MUST limit yourself. You are not taking out more than two books.....ughhh but there are like seven in my hands right now...okay, I guess I can narrow it down to five books...I hope these all fit in my bag" "I wonder what the book limit is anyway..."

Turns out the answer to my last question is fifty. That's right, FIFTY BOOKS! As much as I love reading, I've never had anywhere close to fifty books out from the library at one time. But I digress....back to confirming my suspected addiction. As I left the library (stuffed purse in tow), I realized I was significantly merrier than I had been in the past 48hrs. It was as if all of my bad energy had been expelled out my mind/body by going to the library. I feel like a binge-drinker or something... except with books instead of alcohol =p


  1. I love the library too! Wow, that's a huge limit!! I'll have to check what mine is.

    Happy reading!

  2. I also loveeeeeee libraries :) Actually I'm working in one. But I'm still a student and don't have a lot of money so I'm so glad to be able to have new books every week for nothing :)

  3. The library is like crack to me. Glad I'm not the only one!

  4. Wait, did I misread that? You can check out 50 books at a time from your library?

  5. yep, 50. Personally, I think it's rude to check out that many (unless you're a speed-reader and can actually finish/bring them back in a decent amount of time)

  6. 50 is an insane amount. Is it a huge library? Our max is 15. Our library is being renovated so the max right now is 25 because they need help storing the books. But 50? Yes, I guess a speed reader would love that. Hahaha.

  7. It's the New York Public Library... they have a LOT of branches all over the 5 boroughs so I guess that's why they can accommodate such a large limit


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