The Library Lover’s Book Tag

I have seen a number of people doing this tag lately, while I wasn’t tagged I thought it would be fun to do. I have tried to find the original creator of this tag but it seems to be from the dark depths of the bookish internet. If you do know the creator please let me know. I have also lost track of the bloggers, that have recently resurrected this tag, I tried searching through my reader but they must have been a lot further back than I remember!

How often do you visit your local library?

Sporadically. I am very fortunate to live around the corner from a branch of my local library, but also my library has a fantastic app. So I tend to browse the digital shelves a lot more than the physical shelves. As all the libraries are linked I can reserve copies from any of the physical libraries and have it shipped to my local library for me to pick up. Or with Libby I can just grab something from the digital catalogue. My local library really is a bit of an enabler!

Are you the type of person who checks out more books than you can read or are you someone who checks out the exact amount of books you intend to read before they are due?

I try to be the latter I really do but I really do fail. I tend to turn to my library app when the late night online bookshopping bug bites, and that means on occasion I end up with 5/6 holds on my library at once, then when I pick them up there is the new in displays etc. etc. and before I know it I have too many books I can read in the 3 weeks.

How old were you when you got your first library card?

To young to remember. There has only been one city I lived in where I didn’t have a library card and that’s while I was in Ohio for 2 years and my university library had a bigger selection that the local library. I have had my current library card for 3 years as I have lived in Edinburgh for 3 years.

Do you go to your library for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest?

I tend to do a bit of both. I don’t need to go to my library physically to browse their catalogue and I tend to soothe the book buying bug with swiping through my library app I tend to make snap choices there. But I do the same in the physical library too.

Do you only check out books or do you also get DVDs, audiobooks, etc.?

I have never got any DVDs from my library but I do check out a lot of ebooks and audiobooks especially with the Libby app that makes it so easy to access them on all my devices.

From what section of the library do you check out most of your books?

I’ll give you one guess? Yes the Sci-Fi and Fantasy section! I do also browse the Crime and Mystery section too.

What is your favourite part of using your local library?

I love the ability to just try new authors, that I haven’t encountered before without the financial investment. I have found some of my favourite books at the library. Even in the last year I discovered Sebastian De Castell, I finally read Garth Nix’s Sabreil and most of my Agatha Christie reads are from the library.

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