the libraries have betrayed me too many times.
i used to go to my local library growing up all the time, but it wasn't long before i'd read everything there that interested me. i ended up just rereading the same favourites over and over again. there was no growth, no adventure. whenever i went i would desperately hope that there would be something new, but no. and whenever i went there to look for something specific it was never there. i gave it the "it's not me it's you" speech and we went our separate ways.
the library at college did absolutely nothing to heal my wounds. they never had what i was looking for. no one employed there was helpful, or even friendly. everything was out of order. i gave up.
libraries are wonderful ideas, but i've never encountered one that was anything except a sham. a white sepulchre containing nothing. a mere amuse bouche, with no entree to follow.
thank God for borders and amazon.com.