do you still go to library for a book

Use this forum for book and reading discussion that doesn't fall into another category. Talk about books, genres, reading issues, general literature, and any other topic of particular interest to readers. If you want to start a thread about a specific book or a specific series, please do that in the section below this one.
Post Reply
User avatar
HollandBlue
Posts: 1538
Joined: 04 Aug 2018, 16:37
2018 Reading Goal: 20
2018 Reading Goal Completion: 230
Favorite Book: The Reel Sisters
Currently Reading: Apollo's Raven
Bookshelf Size: 108
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hollandblue.html
Latest Review: It's Hard to Be a Vampire by Viktoria Faust

Re: do you still go to library for a book

Post by HollandBlue »

Once in a while, I'll always love the library, but these days I get most of my books from Kindle Unlimited!
:techie-studyinggray: when I get a little money I buy books; and if I have any left l buy food and clothes
Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamas
(1466-1536)

User avatar
Shalomsamuels1
Posts: 94
Joined: 16 Jul 2018, 23:04
Favorite Book: Worm
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 22
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-shalomsamuels1.html
Latest Review: Executive Hoodlum by John Costello

Post by Shalomsamuels1 »

I love the library. When I was a kid going to the library was like going to an Amusement Park (though I enjoyed the library more!). It is still an awesome place to be and I still get books from there. You get to have fun picking out the book and going to the library. Why give that up for convenience?

User avatar
zarah_
Posts: 198
Joined: 05 Jul 2018, 18:17
2019 Reading Goal: 20
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 49
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-zarah.html
Latest Review: Empowered by Dominica Lumazar

Post by zarah_ »

I still enjoy trips to the library but usually bring my own reading materials. Either a paperback or just reading through my laptop or phone. Sometimes I do browse through the books at the library but then go out and buy it for myself.

User avatar
Juliar252
Posts: 124
Joined: 18 Sep 2018, 09:50
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-juliar252.html
Latest Review: If Life Stinks, Get Your Head Outta Your But's by Mark L. Wdowiak

Post by Juliar252 »

Yes! Whenever I go to a bookstore and find books I want to read, I make a list and search for them at my library to save money. However, I do love owning books so I can reread them and write in them.

User avatar
HailKingEbi
Posts: 190
Joined: 19 Jun 2018, 13:55
Currently Reading: The Notebook
Bookshelf Size: 13
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-hailkingebi.html
Latest Review: Pastoring is not what you think by Elijah Oladimeji

Post by HailKingEbi »

hardly. only law books like law reports take me to the library.
We're all puppets, Laurie. I'm just a puppet who can see the strings - Doctor Manhattan.

gregs317
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 310
Joined: 23 Jul 2013, 22:17
Bookshelf Size: 0

Post by gregs317 »

Honestly, I don't have much luck finding good (interesting) books at our local library. Mostly, I buy my books off Amazon or similar website.

I do still try to visit my library at least 2 times a year for their used book sales, which are fun to peruse. And I like to donate my unwanted books to them also, for the sales.

User avatar
Jsovermyer
Posts: 923
Joined: 18 Sep 2018, 22:41
Currently Reading: & Life Goes On...
Bookshelf Size: 94
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-jsovermyer.html
Latest Review: Mr. Prosecutor by terry jones

Post by Jsovermyer »

I'm in a bookclub that meets in the library every two weeks. I also get ebooks online from the library.

User avatar
Thokchom Alice
Posts: 228
Joined: 10 Oct 2018, 04:48
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 41
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-thokchom-alice.html
Latest Review: Sigfried’s Smelly Socks! by Len Foley

Post by Thokchom Alice »

No, I don't go to libraries anymore.
A joke is to entertain people. If it fails to do so, it's something else!

User avatar
taltis37
Posts: 11
Joined: 28 Sep 2018, 18:03
Currently Reading: Warrior Godess Training
Bookshelf Size: 17
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-taltis37.html
Latest Review: The World of Ato by Patrick Borosky
Reading Device: B00I15SB16

Post by taltis37 »

I used to go to the bookstore and purchase all my books. I loved getting a new book. I ended up with a lot of books, many that I never read. To save me financially, I started going to the library for books and I love it! I like the search, especially for books I didn't know were out there. I have a tendency to get too many books at once (I can't help myself). I like that I can read a book and then release back into the world for someone else to enjoy instead of sitting on my bookshelf collecting dust.

User avatar
Bluebird03
Posts: 1287
Joined: 29 Dec 2018, 20:13
2019 Reading Goal: 65
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 181
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 127
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-bluebird03.html
Latest Review: Retort and Retribution by Jak Dello

Post by Bluebird03 »

No, I have not been to a library in years to get a book. When I used to have an hour roundtrip commute to work, I would often go to the library to borrow books on DVD. They were such a great way to pass the time so I didn't mind the commute at all.

User avatar
unamilagra
Previous Member of the Month
Posts: 1280
Joined: 07 Feb 2019, 22:57
2019 Reading Goal: 20
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 245
Currently Reading: The Explosive Child
Bookshelf Size: 77
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-unamilagra.html
Latest Review: The Cuban Approach by Paquita Lamacraft
Reading Device: B00JG8GOWU

Post by unamilagra »

I almost always get books from my library. I'm usually there once a week or so with my daughter anyway (good free entertainment!), so we grab all our kids books there. I usually put holds on the books I want that are in my library network, and they are waiting for me whenever I go in.

User avatar
Letora
Posts: 941
Joined: 06 Oct 2016, 09:58
2019 Reading Goal: 90
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 92
Favorite Book: Wicked Saints
Currently Reading: the air between
Bookshelf Size: 251
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-letora.html
Latest Review: Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

Post by Letora »

I still go to the library for books. I actually just picked up a few the other day. My library is cool in that they let you know how much money you've saved by borrowing a book instead of buying it each time you check one out. I saved myself 76 dollars in one trip :)
"Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, it's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope." - Dr. Seuss

User avatar
Lydiahen12
Posts: 13
Joined: 06 Mar 2019, 18:02
Currently Reading: The Hunger Games (The Hunger Games, #1)
Bookshelf Size: 14
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lydiahen12.html
Latest Review: A Bloody Book by Chris Bowen

Post by Lydiahen12 »

I go to college so they have a library there that I sometimes go there when I want to read something. I think libraries are losing their significance due to sites like Amazon and Barnes and nobles. It is more peaceful to read them at the library where you can space to your self to read and enjoy.

ayomie
Posts: 178
Joined: 01 Mar 2019, 17:56
2019 Reading Goal: 20
2019 Reading Goal Completion: 40
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 19
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-ayomie.html
Latest Review: Burn Zones by Jorge P. Newbery

Post by ayomie »

Honestly, I can't remember the last time I visited a library. The internet has made everything so easy.
“I have experienced many times
since then that I don’t always have
to prove I’m right to win at the
game of life."
Rob White

User avatar
lisalynn
Posts: 240
Joined: 20 Feb 2019, 10:13
Currently Reading:
Bookshelf Size: 23
Reviewer Page: onlinebookclub.org/reviews/by-lisalynn.html
Latest Review: Sex on every Paige by Graham Spaid

Post by lisalynn »

I absolutely use the library. I'm not necessarily a collector of books, I just want to read. I reserve the books I want so that when I go, they are for sure to be available for me.

Post Reply

Return to “General Book & Reading Discussion”