Friday, July 16, 2010

Library Riches

Amazing thing, that inter-library loan.  Just go on line, login to your library account, enter a book title, click once, and it's added to your reserve list.  Then you sit and wait, and wait, and wait some more.  And then the email alerts hit your Inbox.  First just one.  So you go to pick up that book, and there are two other books waiting for you.  (Plus I just couldn't pass up the Judi Dench biography.)  Then two more email alerts.  Again, you go to the library to pick these up only to find that, yes, the books ready for pickup have multiplied in the time between logging off your computer and driving the 2.3 miles to the library.

Here's Wednesday's books

Backseat Saints by Joshilyn Jackson
Darling Judi by John Miller
A Little Bit Wicked by Kristen Chenoweth
Lowcountry Summer by Dorothea Benton Frank

And today...

The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag by Alan Bradley
Dead Head by Rosemary Harris
The Search by Nora Roberts
The Mountain Between Us by Charles Martin
Hannah's List by Debbie Macomber

Fortunately, the forecast for the weekend is hazy, hot, and humid--perfect for planting myself in my favorite chair with an ice cold beverage at hand, putting the AC on medium high, and enjoying the riches given to me from the library.

July 31 Update:  Finished Lowcountry Summer and The Search.  Bookmarks still working their way through Darling Judi and A Little Bit Wicked (both were renewed).  Did the 100-page test on Backseat Saints and couldn't really get into it.  Weed That Strings... got almost halfway through; put on my list to check out again when it goes of the 14-day list; same for Dead Head.  Wasn't in the mood for either The Mountain Between Us or Hannah's List, although The Mountain Between Us does deserve a second try.  And when I went to return these yesterday, The Darling Dahlias and the Cucumber Tree by Susan Wittig Albert and This Must Be the Place by Kate Racculia (a local author) were waiting for me.

3 comments:

readerbuzz said...

My library is currently closed (long story; perhaps a blog post soon) so I've been forced to drive thirty minutes away to the nearest library to pick up books requested online. Very frustrating to make the trip and discover, on returning home, that more books have arrived in the interim!

Marcia said...

Oh, my, Debbie. Your library predicament makes me realize doubly so, now, how lucky I am to be so close to my library!

Les said...

Darling Judi by John Miller. I love Judi Dench!! I'll bet her biography is fascinating.

I still need to read The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag. Loved the first in the series.

Looks like you have 4 to read in two weeks. I'd be lucky if I got 2 read in that time frame.