(Or, Too Many Books Flagged For Later At The Library)
I go to my most recently finished book’s page on goodreads to double check the original publishing date before I write my review for it because I’m thinking about mentioning it. I accidentally somehow tap my laptop’s touchpad and so the page opens almost immediately on a book that was listed as “Readers Also Enjoyed”, and now I’m reading the synopsis of that book. I scroll down to check the first few reviews as a gauge for whether I might like the book, and it actually sounds promising.
Now for the moment of truth: will the library have a copy?
I type in the name of the book and watch the loading indicator spin for a few seconds. This allows me to confirm that I have, in fact, spelled the title correctly. Et voilà! The library has the book, so I can click on the “For Later” button (although I briefly consider whether I should put a hold on it and then immediately suspend it for a month or two for my reading to catch up).
Now my “For Later” shelf at the library has 630* books.
*Some of those books are duplicates, because I will frequently shelve all available editions that I might want to read (physical copies and ebooks) so that I don’t have to rerun the search when I get around to it. It’s still a lot of books. In comparison, my “Completed” Shelf at the library has just over 300 books.