I've been without library books for almost a month now and it's been a surprisingly freeing experience. I tackled some of the books on my TBR shelf that I've been putting off for years, and I spent another enjoyable week rereading some of my favorite books. They weren't the ones I originally intended to reread, but because they are all books I own and don't have to return to the library, I could change my mind without feeling guilty. It's nice reading in the moment and according to your mood. Not that I want to be without library books forever. There are too many books I want to read that I don't own (way too many for me to buy). In fact, I've already put four books on hold at the library; they should be in next week. But I've liked putting the library on hold and reading from my own shelves for a month. I just wish I could have gotten through a few more books from my TBR shelf. But there's always next year. I'm definitely going library-free again next January. Reading from your own shelves is a great way to start off the new year.