Nowadays, though, I work the system like a champ, seldom missing the books I want to read. There are so many on my wish list that I can't possibly afford them or find the space to store them, so my public library system is a real gift, one I appreciate more than ever.
For instance, these are some the books I have on hold right now. It is likely that one or more of them will end up in my permanent collection at some point anyway. For instance, I just removed James Lee Burke's next Dave Robicheaux book from my hold list because I was lucky enough to receive an electronic ARC from the publisher. I'm 400 pages into the 500+ page book already, and I am eagerly waiting to add it to my complete first edition run of the Robicheaux novels when it is published in mid-July.
These are some of my current holds (hopefully, they won't all arrive in the same week):
|A biography of Robert Ripley (Of Believe It Or Not fame)|
|Hosseini has become one of my "go-to" authors.|
|A novel about a woman whose brother shows up at her house with a huge weight problem|
|I love mysteries based on classic books, authors, and book collectors.|
|Memoir: After her mother dies, a young British Woman goes to South Africa to learn the rest of her family history.|
|The author...the cover...set in a carnival? How can I resist this one?|