Watch what you’re thinking! This is not that kind of blog!
Okay, yes it is. But not at the moment.
Here’s why I’m having a library love affair right now: The ebook hold system.
It’s free magic!
Off I go to do my thing, and then one day there’s an email in my inbox. “I’m yours,” it says. “Yours and yours alone.”
Less romantically, it also reminds me I have two days to respond, so if I’m not in the mood, I have to get on the list all over again. Not a big honkin’ deal, sez I.
And earlier this week I was on my way to some Hillerman titles, and stumbled across Alec Berenson, The Faithful Spy*. Yup, reading that now.
(If you get the idea I often have multiple books going at once…yes.)
For some reason, I’m currently thinking of sixth grade through high school. Those were the days I’d hike a leg over my bike and ride a couple of miles in one direction or more than a couple of miles in the other, and spend an hour or so in a local library.
When I emerged, it would be with a backpack stuffed with so many books that the librarians always sagely said, as I started the process, “Those will never fit.” Half genius and half desperation, that packing was…but I never left a book behind.
Although for some reason, the ride home was always longer.
But now–! I heart the convenience! I heart the “hold it and forget it and THERE IT IS!” But I think the thing I like best is the variety. So many books to try! No worries about investing in one I don’t enjoy, because, oh look!
*taps the return button*
Isn’t it all awesome?