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http://www.cnn.com/2007/EDUCATION/01/07/overdue.book.ap/index.html

Man returns book overdue since 1960

A timely article for me, as I had wayyyy too many items out of the vaunted TPL when I fell sick over Xmas, and now owe the better part of a mortgage payment in fines. Luckily, I’m not at this guy’s amount, though I must say I’m jealous! His library must’ve cut him a terrific daily rate:

“I figured I’d better get it in before we waited another 10 years,” he said after turning it in Friday with the $171.32 check. “Fifty-seven years would be embarrassing.”

The book, with its last due date stamped June 2, 1960, was part of the young Nuranen’s fascination with Egypt. He went on to visit that country and 54 others, and all 50 states, he said, but he never did finish the book.

Another mirror to my overdoing the overdue: Half of my materials weren’t looked at, either. *sigh*

(Of course, for all my kvetching, I’m still getting a great deal!)

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