Saturday, May 22, 2010

Busy Friday and Library books :)

Hi! Yesterday was one of the days that I wasn't able to go on my blog to post a new entry and comment on your lovely posts. I didn't even go on Facebook! Haha. ;) Yesterday was a busy day. I spent it with my sister and parents, running a few errands, then walking around shops, buying little stuff here and there, and eating at Rubio's. I bought a few items from Forever 21, and I will definitely be doing a post about those this coming week. :D

Another thing that kept me busy yesterday was a little "spring cleaning". I brought out my summer clothes that were in storage, and kept my winter clothes (here's hoping the weather doesn't change its mind and start raining on us again, haha). I also found a lot of clothes that really don't fit me anymore. I label them as B.H.S. = before high school. All my clothes from before high school are so tiny, I can't believe I fit into them. ;)

Here is the post that I meant to publish yesterday:

I love to read. When I was younger, I enjoyed reading Sweet Valley and The Baby-Sitters Club. In high school, I've read well over 50 classics, and for fun, there's Harry Potter, Sarah Dessen books, the Shopaholic series, Dan Brown books... the list goes on.

While I have my very own book collection, I must say that buying all the books I want to read can be heavy on the budget. Thank God for public libraries! :D

The Los Angeles Public Library system has many branches all over the county. Luckily, there is one near where I live. It is a 10-15 minute walk. Once or every other week, my Mom, siblings, and I walk to our local library to return and borrow books and CDs.

Their collection is vast. They have children's books, young adult novels, classics, chick lit, romance novels, encyclopedias, history books, how-to books, magazines, CDs, DVDs... basically, you name it, they can most probably get it for you. Sometimes, they have to order it from another branch, but you will surely get the book/s you need.

Most libraries also have a used bookstore. They sell books for 5 cents to a dollar.

Here is a picture of my library card:

All you have to do is fill out a form, show them proof that you live in Los Angeles, and they give you a library card = access to tons and tons of books. :D

You are allowed to borrow 10 CDs and 30 books per visit (not sure about the DVDs, though).

Here are the books I borrowed the last time I went to the library:

1. Spanish, Learn to Communicate in 24 hours - I can speak conversational Spanish (thank you, high school!), but I want to practice some more.

2. iPhone and iPod touch Quick Steps - For some reason, an iPhone doesn't come with a user guide. This book helped me a lot! I learned more about my phone.

3. French for Dummies - to help me learn French

4. Shopaholic Ties the Knot - the only one out of the series that I haven't read yet

5. Luscious Chocolate - filled with tons of yummy chocolate desserts :)

6. The Hopeless Romantic's Handbook - it seemed like a fun read

7. Me & Mr. Darcy - Like almost everyone else, I loved Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's Pride & Prejudice.

If there is a library system in your area, how does it work? What books do you love to borrow and read? :D

Have a great weekend, everyone! :)


  1. OMG shopaholic!! I remember reading them and literally laughing out loud :) Great stuff.

  2. Eva-- it's really funny. :D

  3. Wow, it's so nice to hear about someone enjoying reading! I don't really use my library, it doesn't have the best range. I do, however, have the BEST second-hand book store near my work which has so many great books and for so cheap.

    p.s. Babysitters Club was my favourite series growing up! I can't really remember anything about it now...there was one kid called Byron? That's literally all I remember haha xo

  4. I used to be a huge fan of the Sweet Valley and Baby sitter's club series when i was younger too!!! I still remember wanting to be a part of the unicorn club...hahaha! your post sure brought back memories for me!

  5. I also have clothes that don't fit me anymore because they're incredibly tiny. Funny how those happened. I love reading Sweet Valley too when I was younger. I think I even memorized the tv soundtrack back then hehe.

  6. I love Sarah Dessen <3
    Sorry it took me so long to respond to your comment! But I think I did pretty well on my A.P. Test, or at least I hope so! Last year I took A.P. Euro and we did NOTHING in that class so I only got a 2, which was actually high compared to the rest of my class. Hehe (: Hopefully I did better this time! ;D

    xx, Melissa

    P.S. I can't wait to see your Forever 21 post!

  7. When I was younger I read Sweet Valley High also! Then I got into an R.L. Stine phase and started reading these scary/mystery type books. lol I got so scared reading some of them that I couldn't sleep at night! hahaha

  8. I read all the shopaholic series! Such an awesome relaxing read :) Hope you enjoyed it hehe!

  9. Sarah xo-- i like going to used bookstores too. :) and i think there is a byron in the book. i do remember the names of the members of their club: kristy, stacey, claudia, mallory, jessica, mary anne, and dawn. :D

    Carmen-- yes! the unicorn club and always wearing purple. :D

    Candid Phobic-- i remember the tv show version. :)

    Melissa-- that's great! i remember, we didn't finish covering all the material in class, so we went in to take the test knowing only about 75%. ;)

    Leenda-- i loved goosebumps too! :D

    Edwina-- i did enjoy it, such a fun read! :)

  10. i was seriously thinking today about going to the library and getting a card! i guess after this post, im going to have to :)

  11. Shelley Ann-- having a library card is really good. imagine all the books you can borrow? :D

  12. oooh I also have a public library card.

    loving the French for Dummies <3


  13. Breee-- it's soo great to have one. :)