Welcome to day 21! Today, I decided I’m going to do the Library Lovers Tag. It’s kind of part of BookTube. This is just seven questions, so this video won’t be long.
1. How often do you visit your local library? That’s kind of hard to say because I do like going, but at the same time, I don’t want to go until I actually finish what I have. So sometimes I will have books, but I keep renewing them without actually going to the library. So…it can be anywhere from every two weeks to…two months?
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? Heh. I know I can finish the pile of books I get, but that’s only if I actually read. Sometimes I will have a stack and not feel like reading, so I’ll put it off until it’s due, then I renew… And not read again. I sometimes do check out way more than I know I can read but that’s because we have renewals. I can just read what I can, then return those and with what’s left, renew them until I’m finished. So…it depends.
3. How old were you when you got your first library card? I don’t know. I asked my parents, they don’t know either, but they know I got it VERY young. As soon as I could read I guess?
4. Do you go to your library looking for a particular book or do you check out anything that piques your interest? It depends on the day. Sometimes, I know I have a book, or a specific kind of book that I want to read. But often I just go to the new books section and have a look, and if something looks good I grab that. That’s actually how I found several of my books. Sometimes because of that, I will get a book then I return it, and I happen to look at related books, or in that same section of related books. If I liked that book, I might like something else that’s related. That’s why I have so many political books right now, because they’re all from the same Dewey number.
5. Do you use your library to check out just books or do you also check out DVDs, audiobooks etc.? Mostly books yes. I used to frequently check out DVDs, but with Netflix now, you don’t really need to check out DVDs. And they’re usually older movies anyway, so…. But yeah, it’s nice because sometimes they have movies that Netflix doesn’t have, or movies that are really hard to find anywhere. For audiobooks… Have we met? So, no. I know my mom uses it a lot for audiobooks. Also, they have e-books. I do occasionally use it, and I know my mom uses it heavily. That is nice, not having to go to the library, get a book, and have to remember to return it. With e-books, they return themselves automatically, that’s nice, but mostly books for me.
6. From what section of your library do you check out a majority of your books? (YA, adult, nonfiction.) Lately, it’s been more non-fiction because that’s just what I’ve been grabbing from the shelves. But I really enjoy books from anywhere in the library. When I was younger, I tended to get fiction, YA too. Okay, I need to say something. I don’t understand why there are some people who look weird at adults who read YA books. Like… Some of them are good stories, so why would I not read them? Like Harry Potter! That is technically YA. So looking down on adults who go to the YA book section… Don’t do that. There are good books, you just have to know what they are. YES, I am done with all of the dystopian popularity right now. And I was never into the vampire craze when I was “YA.” But there are plenty of GOOD book series that are considered to be YA that adults can enjoy reading too.
7. What is your favorite part of using your local library? My favorite part: I can check out 12 books and not pay a single cent for it. That is fantastic. And if I do like the book enough to buy it, thumbs up! It’s nice because it’s a way to “test drive” a book, because if you’re not sure if you will like this book or not, you can get it. Read like three chapters, decide that you like it and go ahead and buy it. Or nah, just read it once and be done with it. That’s another thing, I tend to read a book once and not really need to read it again. I’ve mentioned this before, but I remember pretty well what a book is about, and I don’t have to read the whole thing again. That’s why it’s nice to have a library, so I can read way more books than I would ever re-read. Yes, my family does have a large home library but those are books we like, and probably will re-read or even loan to friends. (Only if we trust you, and if you don’t damage them.) I’m very protective of my books.
That’s all for today, short yeah, but it’s something! And it was a free day today too. I think I will most likely have an ASL Ponderings tomorrow, so for those who enjoy those, great! Watch tomorrow. And…that’s all. If you want to support me making content here, I have Patreon and ko-fi. Follow me on my socials – Facebook, Twitter, Instagram. Subscribe. And thanks for reading, see you tomorrow.