In my defense, we have been having fabulous weather the last couple of weeks and we have been outside enjoying every minute of it. Come mid-May, it will be so hot that we'll be spending most of our time indoors with the air conditioner set on
(Insert your own segue here; I'm too lazy to think of one.)
So I had the weirdest thing happen the other day. I'm a reader. Not just any kind of reader. I'm a cheap reader. I love to read books, but I don't want to spend money on them when I know I'm not the kind of person who will reread them. I'm a huge fan of the library and as a member of two book clubs, I'm there a lot. Most of the time, I reserve the books I want online and then go pick them up when they're ready. But when I went to reserve one of my clubs' latest selections, I got the following message:
"This item may not be requested. You have exceeded the maximum number of items that may reserved at your current card level."
Huh? My "current card level"? What does that mean? I don't have clearance for certain books? How do I get to a higher level? I don't have to bite the head off of a chicken or anything, do I?
And a "maximum number of items"? Are they telling me that I read too much? I'm sure my family would answer that one in the affirmative ("Mommy, how can you read and cook at the same time?"), but I never thought the library would tell me such a thing.
So the boys and I made our weekly trip to the library today so that I could
Whew! For a minute there, I thought I was going to have to actually go spend money on some books.
But now I have to figure out how to get my latest book club selection. I guess I'll actually have to look through the shelves and find it myself.
I hope I remember how to do that. :)