Borrowed Book

I borrowed an ebook from my local library for the first time yesterday. I’ve borrowed books from the library, but never an ebook. I wasn’t sure how it would work.

I borrowed Stephen King’s Billy Summers. I’ve read a lot of Stephen King over the years, but never this book. I’m looking forward to it.

I’ve been a fan of E-readers for years. I got my first Amazon Kindle in 2010 and haven’t looked back. E-readers are incredibly convenient. My kindle holds hundreds of books. Being able to borrow an ebook sounds great.  

The process to borrow the book was incredibly easy. I installed the OverDrive Libby app. Then I connected my library card, found a book, borrowed it, then connected my Amazon account. The book was delivered to my Kindle. Easy peasy.

Well. It wasn’t effortless. The first four or five books I looked at have 10+ week waits. One book I tried to borrow has a 26-week wait. Yikes. I requested holds on several books. But once I found a book that was available, it was easy.

I’ve got two weeks to read Billy Summer’s. I’m a slow reader, so I hope I can finish in time. I think I can renew the book loan, but that remains to be seen.

I’m excited to dive into this book.