Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Tragedy Strikes

Ahem. Well.

Yes, I've missed two days. I know it's a flimsy excuse, but I've been busy. But don't worry--I'm now more committed to NaBloPoMo than ever!

Anyway, without further ado....

A experienced a tragedy today.

I had to return a book to the library...before I had finished it. 

I know! You're shocked! I can imagine you now, having dropped your 70% cacoa chocolate bar (since, I assume, you always eat chocolate while reading this blog--for your sake, I hope you do), you are temporarily paralyzed, your mouth gaping in disbelief--and now you are burying your face in your hands, fighting back tears, hoping against hope that it's NOT TRUE.

Okay, congratulations; you've made it through my eye-roller exaggeration of the day.

Worst of all, it was a book I was really enjoying: Chocolate: A Bittersweet Saga of Dark and Light by Mort Rosenblum. It's exactly my kind of book--a non-fiction book about chocolate. Could it get any better?

I have been reading it too, whenever I get a spare moment. But I checked it out at the same time as I checked out Committed. I wasn't ten pages into Chocolate when I had to renew it. A fatal mistake.

I was honestly a little surprised at how sad I was to have to return it. I mean, I'm planning on going back and getting it tomorrow (I doubt anyone will have checked it out before then). But there's just that bitter sadness knowing that I failed. When I checked that book out of the library, there was an expectation that I would finish it in time. That book put its trust in me. It needs its pages loved, savored. And I betrayed it. I loved it and left it.

I just hope it takes me back...

Anyway, being a little more practical--you can all expect a post on that book very soon. After I get it back from the library (after begging it to come home with me), I only have about 75 pages left. It won't be long now...


  1. I'm sure the book didn't want you to rush it! Especially since it's a book about chocolate, it would want you to take your time to savor it. If that required you to return it and then check it out again, it'll understand! :-)

    1. Haha, thanks! If it puts up a fight, I'll use that argument. ;)

  2. Sometimes I just keep books to finish them even if I know it means a fine. At our library it's only 10 cents a day.

    1. I actually did keep it an extra day in the hopes that I would finish it--but I didn't know how much the fine is at the library here (now I know it's only 20 cents a day, but still). And the library is only a 5 minute walk away. I got the book back today! :)

    2. Once I returned about 7 books about 5 days late to the BYU library. It turned out that they charged $1/day! They waived the fine because it was my first infraction, but I was really careful from then on.