A Library Card!! I finally have a library card again!

As a certified reading nerd, not having a library card has been terrible. We moved just outside the city of Winnipeg before I went to Ireland, and I never got another one. However, I spend so much on books, and sometimes I end up being disappointed or frustrated that I spent X amount on the book. So, I decided to get myself a library card once again! 

Look at this bad boy!


Snazzy and bright and my key to a world of many, many books! Because I no longer live in the city, the card was $145 CAD for the year. I know that a lot of people would balk at that, but I read just so much that it will certainly save me money in the long run! I have decided to keep a running tally of the cost of the book on Kobo, and how much the card is saving me- I am interested to know how long it will take to become “free” for me!

Serving Victoria, Kate Hubbard- $11.99 on Kobo.


I’ve been looking at this book for quite a while, but never was sure of paying $12 for it when I have read other books on the topic. I typically read books about the British Royal Family in the spring and early summer, as I’m usually doing my rewatch of the 2011 Royal Wedding (5 year anniversary!), so spotting this was perfect timing.

Razing the Dead, Sheila Connolly- $8.99 on Kobo


For those who follow my reading posts, you will know that I’ve already reviewed two of Sheila’s County Cork mysteries. I am still torn on them, but I have been wanting to try her Museum Mysteries for quite some time. It isn’t the first in the series, but I find that that usually isn’t a problem with cozy series. I also dislike buying most cozies, as they read up very quickly, and the re-read factor is very low. This is next on the list!

The Sisters of Versailles, Sally Christie- $11.99 on Kobo


This is another book that I have gone back and forth on numerous times, never wanting to pay $12-15 for a book that I might never read again. And then I spotted it in the new adult fiction section of the library, and I was sold!! Third on my to-be-read list.

So, rounding up to the nearest dollar, thus far I have saved $33 with my library card! Not too bad, indeed. I will probably also start borrowing some of the royalty related magazines that I wobble on purchasing each month, which will save me a great deal of money (those suckers aren’t cheap 😦 ). I will check in every month totalling how much money I have saved, let’s see what damage I can do!

Do  you have a library card? Do you use it often?

Until tomorrow,
The Historian!

6 thoughts on “A Library Card!! I finally have a library card again!

  1. Sue April 4, 2016 / 5:27 am

    I have all sorts of library cards but sometimes I just have to own that book.


    • anhistorianabouttown April 7, 2016 / 5:38 pm

      There are a few specific authors or books that I do want to own, but I’m okay with owning some in ebook format 🙂


  2. MB April 4, 2016 / 8:01 am

    Whoa that’s a lot of money for a library card!!


  3. howtobejillian April 4, 2016 / 10:45 am

    Holy cow I can’t believe they charge that much for a library card!

    I’ve never lived anywhere without a library, so I guess I don’t know, but I’ve never heard of that.

    That said, it’s probably still a good deal. I LOVE the library 🙂



    • anhistorianabouttown April 7, 2016 / 5:39 pm

      Unfortunately it is a quirk of life out here! I work at a university and can access our library there, but that doesn’t help much for my fiction reading haha. I love my academic books but sometimes I just want a cozy mystery!

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