Do you think that if I hide under my chair I can avoid the emails from the library telling me that more books I’ve put on hold are ready for pickup? No, that probably won’t work, I’m too addicted to Twitter to leave the internet for TOO long. Plus I’d come back and my Google Reader would be even more out of control than it already it. Does any one know of any thing that keeps library holds at bay? Crucifixes? Holy water? Silver bullets? You know, anything besides self control, because it seems that I do not have that when it comes to my library.
Oh, friends, I was so proud of myself last week. Remember how I took out NOTHING, and even returned a couple of books (unread, I think, but still returned). Well, this week I took out 6 (including one DVD), and I already have *7* waiting for me next Tuesday. I have most of my holds frozen, but I can’t freeze new holds if the books are available. I do feel that I can pass off part of the blame, though, at least for many of next week’s holds. If you don’t know, Nicole of Linus’ Blanket has started a new show on Blog Talk Radio called “That’s How I Blog” where she interviews book bloggers (the schedule, by the way, I’m going to be on sometime in the new year, we haven’t set a date yet). The show runs on Tuesday and at the end they do something called ’20 minute book club’ where they discuss a book they’ve both read. You can listen, participate in the chat room, and even call in to be part of the whole show, including the book club. Well, a lot of the books that have been chosen for the upcoming shows I have not read, so I’m trying to get a bunch of them from the library. See? Nicole’s fault. It will also be her fault when I have to give up sleep to try to fit in these extra books and reviews!
Okay, enough blaming Nicole, especially as she’s not at fault for what I need to show you right now. I will try to blame the people responsible for these recommendations, though! Here’s what I took out this week:
The Adoration of Jenna Fox by Mary E. Pearson – because of Trish and Amy
Two Histories of England by Charles Dickens and Jane Austen – because of Heather
Going Bovine by Libby Bray – because of Justine Larbalestier, who mentioned this book at her signing
Sunflowers: A Novel of Vincent Van Gogh by Sheramy Bundrick – because of Jennifer and Kathy, among others
Ruined: A Ghost Story by Paula Morris – because of Jennifer and Swapna, among others
I also took out the DVD Food, Inc.
What about you, how’s your library/book obsession progressing?