Only one visit to the library this week which is possible a good thing given my tendency to always borrow more than I take back!
I do have something to whinge about a little this week about my library. Actually I have been thinking about writing about it for a few weeks but have decided that today is the day to actually put it all down.
A bit of background first. The area where I live has quite a fast growing population, thanks mainly to a lot of development between here and the city. Along with shopping centres and other infrastructure, the local council has decided to build a new library branch. All good so far, right?
Well, yes and no. As a library patron I am pleased at the thought of a new branch, but there does appear to be a down side, and that is that they have ordered loads and loads of new books, but they are not adding them to the catalogue until the new branch opens, which I think is in August some time.
I totally get that they want a lovely new library with lots of lovely new books, but what about the existing patrons who want to read specific books? Here are a few of the books that I want to read now, but that won't be available for at another 3 months yet:
A Silent Ocean Away by DeVa Gantt
Men of the Otherworld and Made to be Broken by Kelley Armstrong
The Temptation of the Night Jasmine by Lauren Willig
Shanghai Girls by Lisa See (I know that this one isn't out yet, but still)
City of God by Beverly Swerling
There are loads more, but that will do for now. Okay, I have finished being a little petulant now, so we will move onto what I have been able to borrow this week:
All the Rivers Run (DVD) - This is something of an Australian TV classic. Set in the 1880's, the mini-series originally showed on TV here back in the early 1980's (I think). I read the book that this was based on years ago and remember loving it, so I am looking forward to revisiting old friends.
Jewels of the Sun by Nora Roberts - now that I have finished the latest trilogy it is time to go back and discover one of the earlier series, before her next series starts.
The Piano Teacher by Janice Y K Lee - I have had this on my TBR list for a while now and finally got around to requesting it from the library.
Silent on the Moor by Deanna Raybourn - the third book in the Lady Julia Grey mystery series.
Good Reading Magazine (March 2009) - I haven't really spent much time reading magazines about reading, but the other week Kerrie from Mysteries in Paradise posted about the magazine! Because she is one smart cookie, she suggested I look at my library and see if they order the magazine, and they do! Who knows if it will be a good thing or not, but I am happy to borrow them for a couple of months at this point in time.
And now for an almost completely unrelated video moment! One of the reasons for borrowing All the Rivers Run is to do a guest post. I thought I would try my luck and see if there was any footage on Youtube. No luck, but the search did bring up this Australian classic from Hunters and Collectors (who I saw live at Sound Relief a few weeks ago) - When the River Runs Dry.
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