Thursday, 5 January 2012

The Trip To The Library - I did it and I liked it!

I was in heaven today, well ... book heaven. It was a wonderful place once I understood the importance of breathing!

I didn't leave to go to the library at the time that I first planned on. I was several hours late and to the point where I met Nick on the way there when he was on his way home from work.

I am now a proud owner of a library card and I made sure to take my large canvas bag with me to the library because I knew that if I would borrow any books it would be several and that is just what happened and to the point where I was slightly tipping over to one side on the walk home from the weight of the books! It felt good.

I have 5 books for 4 weeks and if I can get through them all I will reach my 50 books to read in 1 year goal on goodreads in no time at all.

There was also cds and dvds that could be borrowed but there was an 80p fee for borrowing a cd and £1.80 for a dvd. At that price I might as well buy a copy and borrowing books instead of buying them all of the time would save money in the long run.

I have to admit that it took me a while to feel comfortable at the library and the panic did set in but I just walked around and took my time and told myself that if I didn't want to touch the books that I didn't have to. It was entirely up to me and what I wanted was not only to read just about every book in that building but also the exposure that comes with touching god knows how many other people have touched already books.

So, the 5 books that I have started with are
- 50 Great Myths of Popular Psychology - by Scott O. Lilienfeld, Steven J Lynn, John Ruscio & Barry L. Beyerstein.
- Labyrinth - by Kate Mosse
- A Cat Named Adolf - by Trude Levi
- Even To The Edge of Doom -by William & Rosalie Schiff & Craig Hanley
- The Executioner's Bible - by Steve Fielding

There were a few other books that I spotted but I left there for the next visit. I think 5 to start with is maybe a tad over the top!

I just want to finish reading The Boys From Brazil by Ira Levin before I start on any other book but there is a temptation to start on the others straight away even though I feel dirty after touching these borrowed books.


  1. Congrats! I LOVE the library, so much that it overcomes OCD.

    My sister is usually close to our system's 150 book check out limit at any given time- although many of those are books about gardening or home repair, that you don't really read so much as reference.

    Have fun!

  2. Great job - you did it! OK - I guess that means I have to make a trip to the library now too. That psychology book sounds real interesting. I hope we have it here in my library.

  3. Yay, you did it! I love, love, love the library. I tend to check out too many at once--we have only a two-week checkout period. I have paid enough in library fines in my lifetime to finance an extra wing on the library! :-)
    I don't go to the library as much as I did 'cause I have a Nook, but I miss the atmosphere. Some of the books can be kind of yucky looking, but I think the desire to read the book overshadows that part of my OCD.
    So glad you enjoyed the excursion. Happy reading!

  4. Oh, yay! I am so happy for you!

    I'm gonna add that psychology book to my Good Reads list!

  5. I agree! I love the library so much, that it come sometimes overcome the OCD. It would be impossible for me to live without books.

    You will LOVE the Kate Mosse book. She is an amazing writer. I can't wait to get my hands on "Sepulchre" and "Labyrinth". "The Winter Ghosts" was beautiful!

    You and I can work on our 50 book goals together! : )

  6. Sunny, I hope that you get to visit the library soon, you will to tell us which books you have taken out!

    Kat, The only reason why I picked up the Kate Mosse book is because I remembered it from your goodreads list and I said to myself, ah! That is the writer from Kats list, it must be good! I have never read anything by Kate Mosse before but here I had the title of the book mixed up, it is actually Sepulchre I have borrowed and the book description sounds good! but it is an awful sized book!

    I hope that the 4 weeks is enough time to read all of these books,

    Thank you ladies for all of your support from the time that I have started this blog, all of the ups and downs, it is so nice to read all of your lovely comments!

    If you other ladies are on goodreads you are more than welcome to add me, the site is addictive! and if any of you are not on goodreads, get your act together and get on there! :)

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  8. Woohoo!!!!!!!!! good for you! I love the library and just being in it makes me happy again. I hated it while i was anxious in the library.
    keep going. It gets easier and better every time.

    I'm on goodreads too. i will friend you. I don't have a goal except to one day pass the 1000 books/ series read point.

    Happy reading!


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