Well, I guess I never saw this type of situation coming, ever--so, I always thought everything on my facebook page was safe enough--fortunately, my husband is far more cautious than I was, so he has the copies of the pics on his computer--but, it was like a swift kick when I was suddenly forbidden to access my account, then I was permanently banned! All because of my belief in that one particular kind of treatment for this viral ailment we've been dealing with now for over a year, works so needed to be used--I'm sure my political stance on things also didn't help much.
As for wanting my own library, instead of needing to travel to a public one, I'm glad you feel that way, too! I love libraries, but most of the time, for some odd reason, getting those books back on time has always been one of the toughest things for me to achieve--I'm honestly never planning to keep the books--honest--but, that return date was always forgotten, overlooked or ignored, by me, and finally returning the books, and paying the fine, was one of the hardest things to do--embarrassing too!
That was the main reason behind why I kept joining Book of the Month/Literary Guild clubs all the time as a teen, much to my mother's consternation when she'd get the bills! lol Finally, she called up one of those book clubs and told them that they were selling membership[s] to a teen-ager under the age of 18, and if they didn't stop doing that, they were in trouble--my mom could be very serious about certain things!
[She also gave me the same type of warning--so I just switched things up by sending away for a complete course in Russian, with my poor mom footing the bill for that, too! To this day I remember the exact cost of that course, and I cringe thinking about how, that time, mom paid for it without ever mentioning it to me--I think she realized she was going to lose me to 'the great, big world' after I graduated, and she just didn't want to mention anything that might cause me to pull away from home--leave, yes, but just not out of a sense of rebellion and anger, so I would return--in peace, not in rancor]
Right now, though, much to my poor husband's distress I'm sure, I've finally been able to amass enough books to last anyone a life time--including a complete course in French, as well as one in Russian, lol--and, thanks to my sis's generosity, the bookcases in which to house them all--so, now, I can browse to my heart's content and pick and chose from a pretty good variety of books, including used textbooks containing tons of classic literature--books I always wanted to read, but never had--the textbooks themselves set college kids back well over $100-$200 per book, but Thriftbooks.com sold them to me for $3.95 apiece, and the books are in remarkable condition, considering they were listed as being in "acceptable", or even just "good", condition--I feared the worst when I ordered the first few textbooks, but was shocked and thrilled when they turned out to be in such great condition!
I figured that there was no way I could ever buy all of those great literary pieces as individual copies, even at just $3.95 a copy--but I could afford them all if I bought them in textbook form--the books themselves are heavy enough to break a wrist if not careful, but I treasure them--I even managed to find copies of commentaries on the Civil War in college textbook-form--3 of them out of a set of 4, so I'm still hoping to find it on thriftbook's website some day soon. I love being surrounded by all of my books and feel so very blessed to now have that library I'd always dreamed of having! :)