You Know I Love Libraries

I picked up this library meme from So Many Books. Of course, Library Lovers month ended on Friday but my heart is filled with library love year round, so get over it.

How do you plan on celebrating Library Lovers month?

I did nothing to celebrate. It’s all I can do to get a daily shower. I was actually going to go to the library two weeks ago. Superfast Baby and I went to Brooklyn to visit a friend and her two kids, and they were off to the library and invited me to come along. But Superfast Baby let me know in no uncertain terms that it was time to go home so that she could have me all to herself. That girl loves her boobie, that’s for sure.

How often do you accidentally spell library as ‘libary’ when you’re in a hurry?

I don’t think I’ve ever been in that much of a hurry. I remember in middle school we used to make fun of one of our teachers for pronouncing it “li-berry.” Nasty kids, we were.

What is the most amount of books you’ve ever had checked out at one time?

Oh, gosh–at least 30. When I was a kid I could check out as many books as I could carry, so I stuffed my bag chock full. I think my love of paperbacks might’ve stemmed from the capacity of my Montessori tote bag. I wish I still had that tote bag, come to think of it.

What is the longest you’ve ever gone without visiting the library?

Well, I have not been to the library in about a year because of Bookmooch–my TBR stack is a little out of control. However, there are a ton of new books, fiction and non, that I’m curious to read, so at some point I’m going to exercise my library loan options.

What is the biggest fine you’ve ever had?

I’m totally compulsive about returning library books, so I honestly can’t remember the amounts of any of my fines. I’ve always kept a special bookshelf just for library books, and when I’ve checked out books for Superfast Husband I end up hounding him to make sure I know where they are at all times. I’m sure that’ll make things fun for Superfast Baby…

When you go to the library, do you plan ahead and make a list? Or do you browse?

I do both. I usually am picking up some interlibrary loan books, looking for new releases, and browsing for books I’ve never heard of before.

Have you ever been shushed by a librarian?

Absolutely not–I’m usually the one doing the shushing.

What’s the worst thing you’ve ever done to a library book?

I dogear (sorry). I know when I was a kid I dropped more than one book in the bathtub. And then there are the peanut butter and jelly crumbs. I was hard on my library books growing up.

Have you ever had a “favorite” librarian?

In middle/high school, we had two nice librarians and one who was really really mean. In college my best friend worked in the library, so I guess I would count her as my favorite.

If you could change one thing about your library it would be…

More like Barnes and Noble, and more books!

4 thoughts on “You Know I Love Libraries”

  1. I pester my husband too to keep track of his library books. It annoys him to no end, but hey he renews and returns his books on time so I think it’s worth it 🙂

  2. You would be a Montessori.

    Hey, when you’re speed-reading, do you get as much out of it as when you non-speed read? DO you non-speed read?

  3. I was Montessori until I was 10 🙂

    I can speed read, but it’s really that I am just a very fast reader. When I speed read (for work) I am skimming. When I’m reading for myself, I’m reading every word, just quickly.

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