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Checking my holds at the library: Pandemonium queue position 3; Daughter of Smoke and Bone queue position 4; The Night Circus queue position 12; Fifty Shades of Grey queue position 136...
Jun 20, 2012 05:46PM

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message 1: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy Wow...


Synesthesia (SPIDERS!) AUGH! #%@$%#$$ #@$#@$%@$%$ #$@#$@ $^%$##@!$$#@ ^%&^%*#@$@%#

NO
WORDS!


message 3: by [deleted user] (new)

Ugh. Humanity stinks.


message 4: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy That's right. Stinky, stinky humanity!


message 5: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Yes, I am going to attempt to read 50 Shades because I would like to actually know what I'm talking about when I discuss it. And like it or not, it's a HUGE phenomenon that should be dissected for any kind of value, like Harry Potter and Twilight.


message 6: by [deleted user] (new)

LOL Kat. <3

I agree, Lissa. At this point, it needs to be read for pop culture value alone. Although I wish you luck. It was fucking terrible.


message 7: by Kyle (new)

Kyle I can't even find the will to put myself on hold for it. The waiting list is rather short compared to yours (I'd be about #34).


message 8: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Thank you. I will of course as always go into it with an open mind and HOPE to enjoy it, like I do every book, otherwise I wouldn't bother. Who has time to read books they think they won't like?


message 9: by Kat Kennedy (new)

Kat Kennedy FUCKING terrible. So bad. Made my eyes bleed. Literally. Well, it might have been the demon infestation that attributed to the eye bleeding. The priest couldn't say for sure.


message 10: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Kyle wrote: "I can't even find the will to put myself on hold for it. The waiting list is rather short compared to yours (I'd be about #34)."

Hmmm Kyle I think I when I first put it on hold I was about number 190?


message 11: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer That sucks. I am so sorry. If you have a nook I might have a few to hold you over.


message 12: by Kyle (last edited Jun 20, 2012 05:57PM) (new)

Kyle Lissa wrote: "Kyle wrote: "I can't even find the will to put myself on hold for it. The waiting list is rather short compared to yours (I'd be about #34)."

Hmmm Kyle I think I when I first put it on hold I was ..."


Haven't seen anything this rabid with the hold list since Twilight (there was like 250 people on the list, and now nobody checks it out). Then again, it IS a Twilight fan fic.

Under normal circumstances, I'd be happy to see so many people reading, but . . .


message 13: by Lissa (last edited Jun 20, 2012 06:00PM) (new)

Lissa Kyle wrote: "Under normal circumstances, I'd be happy to see so many people reading, but . . ."

Yeah I know exactly what you mean.

Thanks Amanda but I have heaps of other books to tide me over. Those are only SOME of the holds I have, I have books out, and I have a to-read pile next to my bed to get me through the gaps in the library. I am actually on a book buying ban until my birthday in August because I have too many. But thank you anyway.


message 14: by [deleted user] (new)

Kat wrote: "FUCKING terrible. So bad. Made my eyes bleed. Literally. Well, it might have been the demon infestation that attributed to the eye bleeding. The priest couldn't say for sure."

Hahahaha, either or. Very similar situations if you ask me.


message 15: by Amber J. (new)

Amber J. Lissa wrote: "Who has time to read books they think they won't like?"

You'd be surprised


message 16: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer Oh Birthday Money. That is the best! Just let Kara and I know when and if you still want to read Poison Study together. I know you were waiting for it from the Library.


message 17: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Amanda - Oh yes, I'm still up for Poison Study! But um... July isn't looking so good. I'm currently at queue position 5 for that. I'll let you know when it comes in. I'll only have it for 3 weeks, though.

Amber J - LOL I guess some people do, but I am on a quest to read more 5 star books! I just love what they do to me.

Jillian - nope, not that desperate. Although I did buy a hardcover box set of the Twilight series. However, that was for a very special reason.


message 18: by Sarah (SB) ღ (new)

Sarah (SB) ღ Oh yeah, don't let curiosity get into your wallet and ferret out the 10 bucks to actually purchase a copy. I borrowed a friends and then bought the second 2....I have never ever in my whole life been so bitter about money poorly spent. I am so ashamed, lol, but my penance was forcing myself to actually suffer through them. Should you decide to skip it, please know that the worst thing you'll miss is bleading eyeballs and redundancy...redundancy....redundancy.

Good luck with it anyway, I had to find out for myself too ;)


message 19: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer No problem Lissa. Kara and I own a copy and I read that book really fast so 3 weeks is plenty of time.


message 20: by [deleted user] (new)

Yup, I agree. Just let us know when you get it and I will fit it in my schedule.


message 21: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer Yay! I love read alongs. However I usually finish way faster than everyone else.


message 22: by The Holy Terror (new)

The Holy Terror I just checked for shits and giggles and my library has 25 copies of 50 Shades of Grey, and I put it on hold and I'm in spot #139, and now I feel like my account is tainted. MUST REMOVE HOLD IMMEDIATELY.

Also, they have the ebook and audio versions of all three books as well.

Sigh ...


message 23: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer There are 1709 people on hold for Fifty Shades of Grey at my local library. Of course it is also linked to 15 or so other libraries. I would hope that this number is more than just my little area.


message 24: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer I think the audio version is just too much. I feel bad for the person who had to read that out loud. lol How embarrassing. I can see it now. So what did you do this week at work? Well.....


message 25: by The Holy Terror (new)

The Holy Terror I don't know, I think he enjoyed himself.


message 26: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer OMG! I had no idea.


message 27: by Sarah (SB) ღ (new)

Sarah (SB) ღ The Holy Terror wrote: "I don't know, I think he enjoyed himself."


That! Is! A! RIOT!!! omg, killing me!


message 28: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer I think I am almost creeped out by how much he seems to be getting into it. Bad images.


message 29: by [deleted user] (new)

136 people need sympathy cards.


message 30: by Amanda (new)

Amanda The Book Slayer Well I am not sending out 1709 cards. Maybe I should do a mass email. lol


message 31: by Lissa (last edited Jun 21, 2012 12:30AM) (new)

Lissa OK let me respond!

Sarah - I made the mistake once twice of buying a book I hated so much I gave it away (view spoiler). I'm much more stingey now with what I buy - unless it's YA high fantasy from a 1st person female perspective, because that's my absolute favourite genre in the world. I'll pretty much buy anything like that.

Amanda and Kara - thanks for being so understanding and flexible. If I'd seen them in the bookshop I would have got them, but I'm waiting to do a big Book Depository order after my birthday in August. However I did buy Inside Out and Outside In for $7 each last week, even though I'm not meant to be buying new books...

THT - OMG audio versions? I imagine that would actually be like listening to porn.

Lyn - I imagine most of those 136 people would actually enjoy the book. I'm actually abhorred by how many women love it. I kind of need to know why and experience it for myself. I studied popular culture at university so I'm always fascinated by world-sweeping phenomenons.


message 32: by Katya (new)

Katya Have you seen this post by Neil Gaiman? It makes me feel a bit better about the whole fifty shades shit: http://neil-gaiman.tumblr.com/post/25...

Also, as someone who read the thing waaaaay back when it was in fanfiction form (what can I say, I was young and less savvy), I can only say it just has the novelty factor going for it.

Also, here are some pictures to restore your faith in humanity: http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/p...


message 33: by Katja (new)

Katja Katya wrote: "Have you seen this post by Neil Gaiman? It makes me feel a bit better about the whole fifty shades shit

Well now I want to read "The Revolt of Mamie Stover." XD


message 34: by Lissa (new)

Lissa Neil Gaiman is awesome, and the man speaks truth.

However I feel that in this day and age big popular hits like Harry Potter and Twilight do not simply fade into the background. 50 Shades isn't JUST a bestseller. It's a phenomenon, like the two aforementioned series. I doubt it will be fading anytime soon, especially since there's a film deal. Those books Gaiman mentioned? Pretty sure they didn't have films (and if they did, forgive me: I'm not a super-genius who knows everything), and we all know films make more money than books.

Just batten down the hatches and wait until it all blows over.


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