Confessions of a Professional Book Lover – I Borrow Books and Don’t Read Them

My name is Ally and I am a Librarian.

I am also a Librarian who rarely reads the books that I borrow.

I love my job, and I am very proud to call myself a Librarian. I will admit though, that the biggest draw of the job is also the biggest drawback – I work in an environment where I am surrounded by books.

Books that I can take home, for free.

A person can only have so much self control. So naturally I borrow a lot of books.

Also completely naturally, I do not have enough time to read all of these books.

So I am a librarian who borrows a lot of books, takes them home, thinks about reading them, and then has to return them back to the library… unread.

So there it is, my terrible professional secret. Try not to judge too much, I could always be out there actually buying these books and never reading them 😋 Do you also borrow library books with the best intentions but never read them? Please tell me I’m not alone in this 😅 Leave a comment and let me know!

6 thoughts on “Confessions of a Professional Book Lover – I Borrow Books and Don’t Read Them

  1. I am ashamed to admit I do this all the time. I get so many books from the library and then simply don’t have time to read them all because I was too ambitious with the time frame. You are not alone!

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  2. I have always said it’s an occupational hazard from being a librarian but it could be worse, I could work in a bookstore. So yes, at least they’re free. I see too many good ones and then I think I’ll never remember them later or foolish convince myself I will read them.


    1. Omgosh yes, we save so much money! And I suppose the one benefit of borrowing them is that they’re on tour checkout history if you can’t remember them later when you actually have time to read 😋


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