In the last year or two I have gone back to my local library and read more of the books there. I've joined a couple of library reading challenges and I've committed to checking on the library before I buy type of policy for myself - this year.
I am not super demanding on the shape the book is in, but I like it to be reasonably clean and in good condition. Recently I reserved one - from another library - because I had been recommended the author and I thought I'd try her out. I took the book home, examined it, thought yes okay, then no. It was a large paperback and just not clean enough for me.
Today same story, I wanted to read the next In Death book before the end of the month as I wanted to move on to a TBR March pile challenge. So I decided I'd read Portrait in Death from the library and duly put a reserve on it - again from another library. I took it to the car and just felt - yuck. I decided to take it home, and not be a wuss. Then I opened it, viewed it, and thought no, can't do it, I'll just have to buy the ebook edition. I like my reading to be a pleasant experience. If I was a librarian I'd be moving it out.
Do you ever come across a book at the library you think to yourself - No!