That's my new library card. It is sort of awesome, isn't it? Isn't all that Japanese all over it pretty?
And what's even more exciting - it's a lot of kanji, but I can ALMOST read all of it! YAY!
Anyhow, there aren't a LOT of English books in the library, but I think I want to read almost all of what they have, so at least their selection is awesome.
I don't know about you guys, but I haven't been a library person really since I was in middle school. I always TELL myself that I am going to check out books from the library, but then I never do. Given that I am in school almost full-time now, though, and I am supporting myself with a minimally paying paying time job, and I am living in a country where English books are EXPENSIVE (and to which publishers don't want to send), I think I'm going to HAVE to rediscover the library.
And frankly, I'm psyched about it!
I LOVE owning books, but everyone here has been telling me I'm a packrat (and I SO am), and, as sometime who loves to travel and regularly move around, it gets to the point where there is just too much (I am there now), and I just have to tell myself "It's OKAY to not own this awesome book."
And so the library. It will be awesome.
And you guys? What is your relationship with the library? Are you a library person or a compulsive buyer? Or somewhere in between?