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message 1: by Hazel (new)

Hazel How do they say it? You go, with your bad self!


message 2: by [deleted user] (new)

I'm curious about the next books too.


message 3: by Suna (last edited Mar 22, 2011 09:45AM) (new)

Suna Irritatingly, the library managed to get in the first and third book, so I've had to put in a special buy-in request, which a. Costs me money: Not a lot, but it's the principle, don't you know... *purses lips in ninny-ish disapproval*

and

b. Is just incompetent, why not auto-order an entire series?

Rant over...


message 4: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Suna wrote: "Irritatingly, the library managed to get in the first and third book, so I've had to put in a special buy-in request, which a. Costs me money: Not a lot, but it's the principle, don't you know... *..."

My library here in Essex does the same thing. Makes no sense! Mind you, the County Council has announced that unlike some areas, we're going to retain our library service, perhaps with changed hours. So, I don't complain too loudly. :-)


message 5: by Suna (new)

Suna Very wise...!


message 6: by [deleted user] (last edited Mar 23, 2011 05:44AM) (new)

Yeah, wow, I've read some articles about the assault on some library systems in the UK - what a disaster. (I'm not suggesting it's better here either.) Was it Phillip Pullman who wrote the recent defense/call to arms? Hold on...

http://falseeconomy.org.uk/blog/save-...

Yup.


message 7: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Abigail wrote: "Ugh! Always hate to hear of library services being cut... :("

I looked up my record last year, and found that I'd borrowed close to ten thousand books. Other people come in to use the computers, bring the toddlers for story time, meet for book clubs, see exhibitions etc. And this isn't a big town.

I think the service is fabulous.


message 8: by Suna (new)

Suna Yes Hazel, it is: I have a tendency to live in miniscule villages in the middle of sodall and rely heavily on the inter-library loan system, without which I literally wouldn't survive.
I'd be like Garth Nix's Drowned Wednesday...

On another note, Elizabeth: The spanking would not be much of a chore for me either, but I bet I could wring out some tears...*grin*

Ceridwen, what a wonderful article, thanks for the link. I've sent it to practically everyone I know!


message 9: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Abigail wrote: "Hazel wrote: "I looked up my record last year, and found that I'd borrowed close to ten thousand books. Other people come in to use ..."

10,000?!? Wow... I don't think I even come close to that! W..."


Don't be impressed, Abigail. Quantity doesn't equal quality. :-)

I used to move around a great deal, and borrowed rather than bought, partly 'cos I'm cheap, and partly 'cos I never had much space, and tried to travel light. I still tend to buy mostly what I've already read and loved, so my collection is small, but precious.

But I recently got a Kindle, and have discovered that in addition to my obsessional traits, I'm also a greedy so-and-so. :-)


message 10: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Ceridwen wrote: "Yeah, wow, I've read some articles about the assault on some library systems in the UK - what a disaster. (I'm not suggesting it's better here either.) Was it Phillip Pullman who wrote the recent d..."

I love Pullman.


message 11: by Suna (new)

Suna Have you seen the South Bank Show episode where he's interviewed? It's excellent and made me love him even more!

Here's the link for the first part:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5iHgbv...


message 12: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Thanks so much for that, Suna. I joined a group which intended to reread His Dark Materials. They've probably all seen this documentary, but I'll pass the link along.

Love to hear thinking people talk about their creative process. :-)


message 13: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Ha!! That's you and Abigail!! Are we ever going to start this reread? Am I the only one who forgot? (Cringing in embarrassment...)


message 14: by Suna (new)

Suna I know!! I got sucked in - in the best possible sense - to a group read of The Kalevala, but I'm still hugely up for HDM at a later date...:)


message 15: by Suna (new)

Suna Yeh, I'm squeezing it in a few pages at a time at the moment, next to other stuff I can't seem to ignore for the sake of discipline...^^

HDM in April maybe?


message 16: by Hazel (new)

Hazel Suna wrote: "I know!! I got sucked in - in the best possible sense - to a group read of The Kalevala, but I'm still hugely up for HDM at a later date...:)"

That's on my list, too. But when, Oh Lord, when!


message 17: by Suna (new)

Suna So many books.....^^


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