Saturday, October 31, 2009

Why I Need a Chaperone

I went to the library today to get just one book (the next book club book). I checked the card catalog online to make sure they had it, and (yay!) they did. So off I went.

And I brought that book home with me. It's on the bottom of the stack.

The other ones just jumped into my arms as I walked through the stacks. Uncanny! I tried to put Drums of Autumn back, but it refused to go back on the shelf. I reasoned with it that I just wasn't sure I could read a million pages between now and next month when the books are due back, but it wouldn't budge. It whispered things like, "Well, if you don't get around to reading me, you can always just bring me back. Or better yet, call for an extension of the due date."

I was hypnotized into it, my friends.

And I couldn't just leave the library without checking for Ellen Hopkins books that I haven't read yet. That would have been a mistake. After all, they'll only take me a few hours each to read. (Seriously! She writes her books as if they're poetry, so there's lots of white space in the books. And they're just that good!)

As for the 100 or so books that I OWN and haven't read yet...they'll just have to wait. :)


Liane said...

You will love love love the thirteenth tale. That might be my favorite book.

Mary said...

I did the EXACT same thing last Friday! I've only made it through one so far (Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen - well worth it). I walked out with four books - but only because I made myself put two back and stayed away from the audiobook section entirely. :)

Mercy's Maid said...

Water for Elephants is a great book! :) What else did you get?