Natalia Cecire's blog
There's one clerk at my local branch of the public library that seems especially worried about the number of books I have out. "Did you bring some back? Because you're close to the limit!" he says anxiously. I am always a bit miffed that hitting the limit involves no prize, no words of congratulation, but rather nervous scolding.
Oh, very nice!Meanwhile, how is it that I was able to carry away a Routledge overview of Mongolic languages and the standard (hardcore linguistic) introduction to Turkic languages today? Why were these not checked out to someone else already? Why do I bother asking rhetorical questions?
Hey, I congratulate you, Linda. I have to admit that since hearing of the new cap, I've been thinking about which books I could get out of Berkeley Public instead. And do Stanford books count? ILL? I do not know.Sharon, somebody should definitely have those out. When I checked out a Catalan grammar my first year of grad school, I admit...someone recalled it from me.You know what I couldn't believe was right on the shelf at one point? The Dickinson variorum. All three volumes. I definitely checked those puppies out. But then they got recalled.
Also, Linda, what I don't think I've told you is that the UCB library cap is a new thing, and I got a special email informing me that I was one of only 35 grad students who had over 200 books checked out, and needed to get some books back in posthaste. I was really pretty surprised that there were only 35 of us. Surprised, and then sad that I had to return those books.
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