Have I mentioned how much I love my local library? I was not a library person, as recently as this time last year. Then I got my library card in order to pick up an audio book for a car trip my husband and I were taking. Then it was DVDs of television series, then more audio books for myself. Now I have 20-30 items on my holds list and 20 or so checked out at any given time, 25 or so saved as ‘preferred searches,’ and am now using the new list feature to keep track of more that I want to check out in the future. Oh, and now we use my husband’s accounts to check out dvds if they have a long wait list, so they don’t clog up my holds list forever.
I’m not sure this all would have happened if I didn’t have such an awesome library. They are really good about keeping up to date on books, audio books, and dvds. Almost any time there is a new book out that I want to read, they have it (even if I have to join a wait list), and when they don’t they are usually perfectly happy to order it for me. Anyway, just wanted to mention how thankful I am for my library before sharing this week’s loot, since tomorrow IS Thanksgiving in the U.S..
Her Fearful Symmetry by Audrey Niffenegger – I already read this, but I’m interested in doing a reread with the audio to see how it translates, and wallow once again in Niffenegger’s writing.
The House at Riverton by Kate Morton – Someone recommended this in the last week or two, but I’m not sure who it was. If you reviewed the audio of The House at Riverton recently, leave a message, it might have been you!
Beautiful Creatures by Kami Garcia and Margi Stohl – because it seems to be everywhere
The Midwife by Jennifer Worth – because I meant to read it forever ago and never did, and it seems like it would be good for the Women Unbound Challenge.
I’m also getting Willie Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. My husband and I watched the new Tim Burton/Johnny Depp Charlie and the Chocolate Factory last weekend and I found out that he’d NEVER seen the Gene Wilder version, so I immediately put it on hold at the library.
Did you get anything good this week? Are you thankful for your library? Why?