Would you believe me if I told you I haven’t used a library card since I was in college? My husband has had a library card the entire time I’ve known him, but I let mine expire over ten years ago, and never renewed – even when the library system did an overhaul and everything went digital.
Two weeks ago, I was convinced to get a new library card. It was free, and it took about five minutes. The card is on my keychain, so it’s hard for me to lose. I was excited to think that I could reserve books online. There were two books in particular that I wanted to check out before purchasing (better than buying them and wasting $30) so I put a hold on one (which I learned is a month overdue, so I may never see it) and today I was pleasantly surprised when I received an email telling me that my other book was ready for me to pick up at the west Asheville library.
I currently have in my possession Amy Butler’s “In Stitches” and I want to sew every. single. project. she mentions in there.
Right after I checked it out, I looked over at the cart where they were organizing books to reshelve, and grabbed the Pioneer Woman Cooks and The Wedding Girl.
I came home with three books, and only three weeks to read them. Lucky for me, I can extend my checkout time online, if I need to. (I am also reading ‘Eat, Pray, Love’ so I can see the movie. I know I’m behind on this one. It’s actually the reason I got my library card, but they didn’t have the book available, so I bought it at a used book store and I’ve been slow to read it.)
Have you read either of the four books I’ve mentioned? What are your thoughts? Any recommendations on anything else I should check out?
And why in the world did I go ten years without having a library card? I’m ashamed.