Happy Friday everyone! Thought I would attempt another book tag – I like watching them on Youtube, but don’t fancy starting up my own channel to respond, so blogging it is.
I saw The Library Lover’s Tag over on Elena Reads Books’ channel and thought it sounded like fun.
I have been using my local library a lot more recently, it’s just brilliant to be able to get books for free (and when they are not too old and covered in muck, hair etc – that really does put me off…..) and it means I can satisfy my craving for new, to me, books without spending much at all.
So here goes;
1: How often do you visit your local library?
You can usually find me in the library at least once a week, I am often spotted trawling the online catalogue for books I have spotted on YouTube too!
2: Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you know you can read, or are you someone who only checks out the exact amount of books you intend on reading before they are due?
I check out a lot more than I can read! I like to have options with my reading!
3: How old were you when you got your first library card?
Probably about 4 or 5 I would guess. I remember the card and the library very well indeed, we used to go on school visits as well as family ones. I was quite often in the library.
4: Do you go into your library looking for a particular book, or do you check out anything that piques your interest?
It depends really. Sometimes I will have a specific book in mind, but more often than not if I want a specific book I will have placed a reservation for it so I will be heading straight to the reservation shelves. If it is just a regular visit, I take advantage of the fact that the books are free to read in order to try anything that takes my fancy, if I don’t like it I can just take it back free of charge, no harm done!
5: Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out DVDs, audiobooks etc?
Mainly just books. I’m not sure I have ever checked out a DVD from the library, and only the occasional audiobook. I don’t tend to bother with audiobooks in CD form because they are so much bother to actually listen to – MP3s from Audible are much easier if I fancy a listen instead of a read.
6: From which section of your library do you check out most of your books?
I would say fiction tops the list, but I also use the library to look at craft books, photography books and the occasional biography. I like to see the inside of coffee table books properly before I buy them, and the library is great for this.
7: What is your favourite part of using your local library?
Free books?! I like that I can try new authors or books that I am not sure if I will like for free without feeling guilty if I don’t get on with them. If I buy a book and don’t like it I sometimes feel guilty for spending money on it in the first place. Libraries are free and fabulous!
Do you like using your library too?
(The original video is here)