6.26.2008

Getting Out of Control

Here is the pile of books sitting next to my bed waiting to be read:
And technically this isn't even everything on my list. I am waiting for Daughter of the Forest (I've literally been on the waiting list at my local library since March 28th) and Rosie Dunne to come in at my local library. I really love the whole library thing but sometimes it does take a long while for the books that I want to read to come in. Because I know about the pain of waiting for a book to come in I tend to try very, very hard not to keep books out for very long and not to keep several books out at the same time--I hate standing in line at the library and watching the woman in front of me check out 6+books for herself because I know that she can't possibly read all of them at the same time and in a timely manner and that means that someone else (possibly me) is sitting around waiting for the chance to read a book that is just sitting around her home. So, like I said above, I try not to commit this same sin (yes sin!). But lately I have been requesting a number of books and they all seemed to come in at the same time. At first I adopted the policy of reading what I have very quickly--to the point of doing nothing else--in an attempt to get the books back on the shelves at the library can have their shot at reading the book. Still, as much I relish the feeling of finishing a book, reading a 500 page book in 2 1/2 days really does take a little of the fun out of it. So until further notice I am not allowed to reserve a book at a library, go into a bookstore, or take reading recommendations.

5 comments:

Science Teacher Mommy said...

I wish I lived closer, I would loan you my copy of Daughter of the Forest, and its two sequels. She actually has a fourth in series coming out this fall. Normally I don't do series books, but she is just such a great writer. It is even worse than my stack. :)

Janel said...

WOW you do have a lot of books to read, good luck.

Amanda said...

Ha! I love it! I am taking a course on young adult literature this semester and it has been a fantastic excuse to read all of those ya books I love to read and am usually too embarrassed to let anyone see me check out from the library. The big library is about a half an hour away and a total pain to get there, so I figure I need to make it worth my while when I go. I checked out *gasp* about 30 books last Thursday and have been plowing through them so I can return them next week when I head back to town. I'm not reading anything too long or that takes too much energy to read (it is summer after all!) but it's been fun to read and read and read. Let me know if any of those are really good. I just heard someone say they really liked The Book Thief. Have fun reading!

Jen said...

That is a lot of books! Is Atonement the base for the movie? You can tell you're a librarian's daughter! Do you do book reports?

Yankee Girl said...

STM--I wish you lived closer or I lived closer. I am so looking forward to reading the books.

Amanda--I am happy to know that even when you check out a lot of books you read through them quickly. Also, I totally love YA books and am not even ashamed of that. I'll let you know about the Book Thief--I've heard it is really good from lots of sources.

Jen--Yes, the book is the basis of the movie. I hate book reports. It is really bad to admit this but I've cheated on every book report I've done since Junior High--meaning I haven't read the books I had to do reports on. That is so bad.