Imagine The Late Fee! Man Returns Library Book After 75 Years
What's the longest you've ever held onto a book? Well, this guy has you beat. He took nearly 80 decades to return a book he checked out
I am the king of late fees. I bake it into the price of anything I rent or borrow because I know I am not returning anything on time. You must give me at least three business days after the due date. Well, this guy took more than three days. More than three years even. He returned a book closer to 27,000 days late. For you math whizzes, that is around 75 years.
(Fox News):New #Jersey man returns borrowed book to his public library 75 years late : Jersey City, New Jersey resident Bob Jablonski returned the book “Hitler” 75 years after he first checked it out of the Jersey City Free .. https://t.co/dC6SXH1Bcy
— NewsOnePlace.com (@newsoneplace) August 16, 2022
The Library Book Was Lost For Decades
In 1947, when Bob Jablonski was 14, he checked out “Hitler,” a book by Oden Rudolph. I am guessing it was about that jerk Hitler. Jablonsky found the book in 2022 while cleaning up his house. The tome was intact with the reference card. So he did the right thing and returned it to the library. But don’t worry, Bob, the Jersey City library from which he checked out the book stopped charging late fees last year.
Regardless, this sounds like a case for Detective Bookman. I wonder if he was put on the case?
RIP Philip Baker Hall, regarded by many as the greatest one-episode Seinfeld guest star – Mr. Bookman – The Library Cop. He stole every scene with his brilliant deadpan comedic approach. The Seinfeld community sends our prayers to his family and loved ones.🙏💔 pic.twitter.com/bBP0UEpFjV
— This Podcast Is Making Me Thirsty Seinfeld Podcast (@ThisThirsty) June 13, 2022
Some Books You Should Go Check Out Your Local Library
I’m a voracious reader, but I tend to read slowly. I like to savor a book and go back and re-read passages. On average, I can get through a book a month. Which isn’t that impressive, but I’m not reading for the accolades. Here are some books I’ve enjoyed recently that you should try to check out.
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If you’re a fan of thrillers on the page and on the screen, I suggest you pick up Michael Mann’s “Heat 2.“
HEAT 2 is out today pic.twitter.com/1IarcJmFKk
— Michael Mann (@MichaelMann) August 9, 2022
It is a sequel and a prequel to his 1995 crime drama, Heat, and tells the characters’ stories before and after the climactic bank robbery.
Heat 2 is an extraordinary novel by 4-time Oscar nominated writer/director Michael Mann and Edgar winner Meg Gardiner.
— Don Winslow (@donwinslow) August 16, 2022
I’m listening to the audiobook, which is also great.
Like many people I am currently obsessed with @MegGardiner1 & @MichaelMann ‘s Heat 2–also got the audio book& the voice acting is fantastic, @epetergiles nails the characters, it’s like having Al Pacino and Val Kilmer yell & growl directly into my ears. (Which is a good thing.)
— Macon Blair (@AlsoBlair) August 17, 2022
And if you’re a fan of the film like I am, you will love this tweet.
Reading in a coffee shop yesterday, a girl who works there came over. “Is that HEAT 2?” she asked, visibly excited. All my life I’d prepared for this moment. I looked at her and heard my voice saying, “Lady, why you so interested in what I read or what I do?”
— Balthazar Bee (@BeeBalthazar) August 17, 2022
“The Big Sleep” by Raymond Chandler is a book both completely of its time and also completely timeless. You will notice a lot of crime book/movie tropes in it, but remember that Chandler invented virtually all of them through his hardboiled novels featuring Philip Marlowe.
The Big Sleep, by Raymond Chandler. Ballantine Books, 1972. Cover by Tom Adams. pic.twitter.com/pbrgtStCGm
— Pulp Librarian (@PulpLibrarian) June 13, 2022
What’s your favorite book? Let us know in the comment section below.