I always have a pile of books to wade through and wade through them I rarely do! There are so many great books at the library I want to borrow them all and read them so I borrow them and sometimes read them and sometimes don’t.
Is this a common problem? I think it may be. The joy of the library is that if I don’t read what I borrow I can at least come back and borrow again.
There are a couple in here which I bought so of course I will never get around to reading them! Don’t you find that the pressure of a borrowed book makes you read it rather than the luxury of owning it and putting it to the bottom of the pile because the library books need to be read and returned. This is why I don’t buy novels, I would never read them! In fact the only time I do treat myself to a novel is when I go on vacation as I would never trust myself with a library book on holiday!
I have found some beauties at the library recently like the new David Hockney book ‘Spring Cannot be Cancelled’ which is informative and to this aspiring artist it is sparking all of the ideas. One of the funniest books I have read (I listened to it but you know what I mean) was ‘The Funny Thing about Norman Foreman’ by Julietta Henderson, it is clever, full of wonderful heartfelt characters, is whip smart and hilarious! I loved that is it so ‘English’ in the writing, it made me quite homesick.
I really want to read ‘The Adventures of Miss Barbara Pym’ but this is one I own so it may be a vacation read even though it is a nice hefty size! My current read is ‘Great Circle’ by Maggie Shipstead which grabbed my attention in the first few pages and I hope it continues that way. It is a popular library book so I had better get reading!
Do you have a pile? Are you a library book borrower or do you hunt down the bargains?
Happy Monday x