Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Book it

I still go to the library. I know, it's very 1991 of me. I buy any books I can get my hands on from the $2 rack at Half Price books, but that doesn't include many good ones. So when I want to read something worthwhile, I hit up the library.

I checked out five books. The librarian gave me a judgmental once over as if to say, "no way in hell you're reading all these in the three week time frame." So what if I had One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest checked out for six weeks and still only finished 80 pages? That book was awful. She thinks she knows me and that I will have to renew these. So now I'm on a personal quest to prove her wrong.

Five books in three weeks. Well, 2 1/2 now. And yes, three of them are children's chapter books so it should be pretty damn easy. But perhaps you're forgetting that I work a full-time job where I don't take lunch breaks and each night I spend an hour walking and I have to watch my tv shows, too. There just isn't enough time in my life to read books. But for the next 2 1/2 weeks, I'm going to make some damn time. I'll show that bitch with her glare what I think about snobs.


Donna Boucher said...

Go Holly Go!

Karen F. said...

oh this is too funny. Our town only hires Nazi librarians...........you'd think they were guarding the Hope Diamond in that darn building. If our airports had tight security like our library , we'd be perfectly safe.......except for those "glares". Fun to read Holly!

Mrs. Hyde said...

Two years ago I read Crime and Punishment. I know I renewed that thing at least twice. You're not alone, my friend. I still go to the library on a regular basis. So show that bitch who's boss! I'm cheering for ya.

melinda sue said...

karen, that is hilarious.

holly, i never go to the library for that reason... the late fees would make me go into debt.

cabcree said...

I'm cheap. :) I love the library. You can do it! Who needs sleep anyway? It's overrated.