Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong (shadesong) wrote,
Magical Truthsaying Bastard Shadesong

Life with 'song and Adam: At the library

We stopped at the library on the way home from dinner, to pick up our pass for the MFA for tomorrow. Of course we couldn't just pick up the pass - we had to go see the new arrivals! (I don't understand people who say that Amazon and eBooks mean the end of browsing, of happening upon something interesting by chance. Libraries, people! Libraries!)

Adam, picking up the new Greg Rucka: "How was this?"

Me: "I... don't know? I haven't read it yet."

Adam: "Oh. I just assumed that the one on the shelf was the one I picked up for you."

Me: " brought that home on Saturday, Adam."

Adam: "Your point is?"

Me: "Hm. Yeah okay."

(I had already finished another of the books he'd brought home Saturday. But I prioritized that one because he said he wanted to read it too, and it has a hold on it and is thus not renewable.)

Me, evaluating my selections: "This looks reasonable."

Adam: *scoffs*

Me: "What?! Five books. That'll last me a week."

Adam: "No, it won't. Not the whole week."

Me: "Well, I already have four library books at home."

Adam: "That might hold you."

...what I should have said is that since we're going to the museum tomorrow, and today is already Tuesday, five books may well last me until the end of this week.


When I checked the books and pass out, the librarian looked at my account and asked, "Do you have a book to pick up?"

"Oh. Usually, yes. I use the inter-library loan pretty constantly."

She looked again. "I can see that!"

I have fifteen items on request right now. The maximum is twenty. Y'all can figure out why I know that.

(So ten books right now.)
(I do not have a Book Problem any more than I have a Yarn Problem.)
(I am going to go take my nighttime meds and read.)
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