That right there is a picture of my brand new Los Angeles Public Library card. I live a block from the closest branch [Pio Pico in Koreatown], and though it is a small branch I found a few books to check out. So far, it is the only branch I have been to, but I really look forward to visit some of the others. According to the website, there are currently 73 branches.
These are the first books I got with my brand new library card:
Vanishing Point: A Novel by David Markson
The Dog of the Marriage: Storiesby Amy Hempel
Checkpoint: A Novel by Nicholson Baker
Even though I am excited to have these books, I already have a shelf full of books that I desperately want to read. I don’t think I am going to be reading these ones right away, so I think I may actually be returning them tomorrow. I feel so guilty having these three books just sitting in my apartment when someone else could be enjoying them. So I’ll be returning them, though it is nice to know that they will be there for me whenever I am ready to read them.
What books have you gotten recently from the library? Which ones should I get next time?