Hmmmm, I'm thinking. With two casinos practically within walking distance of my house, you're pointing out that I might have a book problem?? A problem with buying books??
And yes, I do use the library(ies). I just like having my own lending/owning library, too. I get very cranky and disoriented if I don't have a book/stack of books/whole case of books within reading distance. I love looking at Dorothy Parker's face as I'm drinking my morning coffee.
I've had this book "problem" most all of my life. Ask my brother. I made him play library with me when we were kids. I taped pockets for check-out cards inside the front covers of my books and I scooted my tin bookshelf to the entrance of my bedroom for my circulation desk. It was serious business for me. I even made him fill out an application form for a library card, and I'm quite sure I charged him a ten cent fine when he didn't make it back down the hall to my room in a timely manner.
And I have an enormous pet peeve, that I'm pretty sure stems from my serious librarian days...I can't stand it when someone folds down the corner of a page to mark their place. It's like fingernails on a chalkboard for me.
The smell of Spring in the air is great. But the smell of a new book...there's nothing like it.