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PrincessLeppard
09-24-2011, 02:11 PM
I wasn't too annoyed by book 3. So, there's hope. :lol:

liar. I saw your earlier posts.

Wiery
09-24-2011, 04:55 PM
(which after the Anita Blake pron-fest is very welcome).

I don't mind a porn-fest, but at least, by Gawd, make it interesting...hers are snooze-porn-fests...:rolleyes:

galaxygirl
09-24-2011, 07:13 PM
The bad thing about checking out library books on the Nook is that it's hard to manage your holds. I can't see when the book is due for the person ahead of me in the queue and I can't suspend holds when I see that I'll be getting a bunch of holds in at the same time. To top it off, I only get 4 days from notification to pick up the ebook hold at my local library, and 5 days at the Seattle library. So now I have 4 ebooks in, 3 at my local library and 1 at the Seattle library. And I'm currently reading a couple of books. Sigh.

I'm currently reading:

C by Tom McCarthy (ebook)
Passing On by Penelope Lively (regular book)
The Magician's Nephew (ebook)--I just started this one so I may have to put it aside while I read the others that just came in.


The ones that just came in at the library are:

The Tail of Emily Windsnap by Liz Kessler
Lost in Shangri-La by Mitchell Zuckoff
Possessions by Nancy Holder
The Sisters Brothers by Patrick Dewitt


Also, I'm #1 in the queue for the following ebooks:

A Game of Thrones by George R.R. Martin (re-read)
The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths
The Dressmaker of Khair Khana by Gayle Tzemach Lemmon
Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
How to Train a Wild Elephant by Jan Chozen Bays
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
Eat Greens: Seasonal Recipes to Enjoy in Abundance by Barbara Scott-Goodman


C, Passing On and Caleb's Crossing are for book groups so those will probably get priority. I need to prune the rest. Does anybody have any suggestions? I know that one of the suggestions will be to read The Book Thief. :) Also, one of my book groups will be reading The Sisters Brothers next year, so I can put that off for a bit (except I want to read it now, dammit!). And I can put off The Game of Thrones since I really want to make sure that Martin doesn't get hit by a bus before completing the series.

Oh, and I'm also listening to Washington: A Life in my car but that's taking forever and a day to finish, so I was kind of hoping to augment that with reading the ebook (which I also have checked out. :shuffle: Along with the hardcover. :shuffle: :shuffle:)

I think this is my longest post ever. Sorry... :shuffle:

Prancer
09-24-2011, 07:36 PM
The bad thing about checking out library books on the Nook is that it's hard to manage your holds. I can't see when the book is due for the person ahead of me in the queue and I can't suspend holds when I see that I'll be getting a bunch of holds in at the same time. To top it off, I only get 4 days from notification to pick up the ebook hold at my local library, and 5 days at the Seattle library. So now I have 4 ebooks in, 3 at my local library and 1 at the Seattle library. And I'm currently reading a couple of books. Sigh.

I have this problem, too. The only advice I have is that you should request fewer books :lol: and that you pay attention to the number of people ahead of you in the queue. I kind of gauge how long it will be before a book is available and try to have no more than four books at a time.

I return books I don't think I will be able to read and request them again. If there was a line in front of me, there is usually a line behind me, too.

Mainly, though, I just had to stop requesting so many books. I have a lot of books on my Nook I haven't read, so if I hit a dry spell, I'm not bookless.

galaxygirl
09-24-2011, 07:48 PM
I have this problem, too. The only advice I have is that you should request fewer books :lol: and that you pay attention to the number of people ahead of you in the queue. I kind of gauge how long it will be before a book is available and try to have no more than four books at a time.

I return books I don't think I will be able to read and request them again. If there was a line in front of me, there is usually a line behind me, too.

Mainly, though, I just had to stop requesting so many books. I have a lot of books on my Nook I haven't read, so if I hit a dry spell, I'm not bookless.

Is there a book equivalent of 'Your eyes are bigger than your stomach'? Because that's my problem. I want everything now! :lol:

I think the issue is that I'm very fickle about what and when I want to read so I worry that all of a sudden I won't have anything I want to read so I need to make sure that I have a big selection of books available.

Prancer
09-25-2011, 11:07 PM
A little something for Nook owners: NOOK Find of the Day (http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/ebook-nook-daily-find-bargain-deal/379003102/?cm_mmc=AFFILIATES-_-Linkshare-_-wLyZDiUoVDQ-_-10:1)

There are other deals lower on the page, too.

Spinner
09-26-2011, 03:34 AM
Reading Chris Adrian's The Great Night (http://www.goodreads.com/book/show/9663287-the-great-night). It's a sort of retelling of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream, set in modern-day San Francisco. So far pretty fun!

mkats
09-26-2011, 04:32 AM
Who suggested The Peach Keeper? I finally got it after having been on the waitlist for weeks and enjoyed it - a short, sweet, happy little story. Took me just two days to finish :)

zaphyre14
09-26-2011, 01:52 PM
After four false starts (books I started reading and either couldn't get into or set aside and can't find), I've settled on Neal Stephanson's "Quicksilver" Volume 1 of the Baroque Saga. I'm finidng the third-person present-tense POV a bit off-putting, but I've glanced ahead and I think it changes - soon, I hope. But at over 1000 pages, it's certainly going to keep me busy for a while.

modern_muslimah
09-26-2011, 04:51 PM
The bad thing about checking out library books on the Nook is that it's hard to manage your holds. I can't see when the book is due for the person ahead of me in the queue and I can't suspend holds when I see that I'll be getting a bunch of holds in at the same time. To top it off, I only get 4 days from notification to pick up the ebook hold at my local library, and 5 days at the Seattle library. So now I have 4 ebooks in, 3 at my local library and 1 at the Seattle library. And I'm currently reading a couple of books. Sigh.

Unfortunately, it is. Your library is much more generous than Toledo's. We only get two days notification.


I have this problem, too. The only advice I have is that you should request fewer books :lol: and that you pay attention to the number of people ahead of you in the queue. I kind of gauge how long it will be before a book is available and try to have no more than four books at a time.

I return books I don't think I will be able to read and request them again. If there was a line in front of me, there is usually a line behind me, too.

Mainly, though, I just had to stop requesting so many books. I have a lot of books on my Nook I haven't read, so if I hit a dry spell, I'm not bookless.

:lol: Same here! When I first got my nook, I went on an e-book binge at my library. I was having too many books come in at the same time and then I couldn't read any of them. :shuffle:


Who suggested The Peach Keeper? I finally got it after having been on the waitlist for weeks and enjoyed it - a short, sweet, happy little story. Took me just two days to finish :)

I'm not sure who suggested it but IA that it's a great read. I really liked it and it is a happy little read. If anyone one needs a little pick me up, that is a good book to read. In fact, I think that was one of the first e-books I borrowed from the library.

I finished reading Dating Mr. December on Friday. It's another mostly happy little read although it was a bit raunchy at times. :o I got through it pretty quickly and liked it so much that I brought Phillipa Ashley's latest, Fever Cure. I'm hoping to get to that next as well as another romance that I borrowed from the library but school obligations have gotten in the way so far. As you can see, I'm on a serious romance kick.

Artemis@BC
09-26-2011, 05:40 PM
Somewhat OT but I'm curious ... do your libraries charge any fees? Either annual fees or user fees?

I have memberships at 3 libraries -- 2 municipalities, which I use frequently, and the main Vancouver library, which I use only occassionally. None charge an annual fee, but I've heard of other parts of the country that do. For the municipalities, New Westminster doesn't charge any request fees, but does ding you $1 if you neglect to pick up a requested item. Burnaby gives you 30 free requests per year, then charges $.50 a pop after that. (I usually run out my free requests with them by about March or April, largely because they have a superb collection of DVDs as well as books. I hardly ever have to pay for a DVD rental!) Not sure about Vancouver's request fees. And of course everyone charges late fees -- they vary.

The e-book & audiobook system is a bit different, it's provincial rather than by municipal library. There are no fees at all there, but because it's province wide it's a lot harder to figure out how long your hold will be.

This is why I'm asking, as I find myself strategizing my holds -- print vs. e-book, and which location.

galaxygirl
09-26-2011, 06:25 PM
Somewhat OT but I'm curious ... do your libraries charge any fees? Either annual fees or user fees?

I have memberships at 3 libraries -- 2 municipalities, which I use frequently, and the main Vancouver library, which I use only occassionally. None charge an annual fee, but I've heard of other parts of the country that do. For the municipalities, New Westminster doesn't charge any request fees, but does ding you $1 if you neglect to pick up a requested item. Burnaby gives you 30 free requests per year, then charges $.50 a pop after that. (I usually run out my free requests with them by about March or April, largely because they have a superb collection of DVDs as well as books. I hardly ever have to pay for a DVD rental!) Not sure about Vancouver's request fees. And of course everyone charges late fees -- they vary.

The e-book & audiobook system is a bit different, it's provincial rather than by municipal library. There are no fees at all there, but because it's province wide it's a lot harder to figure out how long your hold will be.

This is why I'm asking, as I find myself strategizing my holds -- print vs. e-book, and which location.

My library started charging late fees last year, 10 cents per day. That's the only fee but we are limited to 25 holds at a time and 50 checkouts at a time. Personally, I'd rather have it the exact opposite because everybody else seems to want the same books I do so I usually have to wait a while for things to come in. I currently have 5 books in my hold queue that haven't even been released yet. And, if I had 50 holds and 25 checkouts, I could probably get rid of Netflix altogether because they have a pretty good selection of DVDs.

I don't want my library to charge for holds, but I wouldn't mind charges for not picking them up. Also, I wouldn't mind a small yearly fee. Actually, I personally wouldn't mind a large-ish yearly fee, but I wouldn't want a fee large enough to discourage people from using the library. Actually, I wouldn't mind different levels of membership-a basic one that's free with the same or slightly less benefits and a 'premium' membership that requires a fee but gets additional benefits, like more holds, or a longer checkout period.

Prancer
09-26-2011, 07:04 PM
Somewhat OT but I'm curious ... do your libraries charge any fees? Either annual fees or user fees?

I belong to four libraries at the moment :shuffle: and none of them have fees except overdue fees--and one of the libraries doesn't even have that.

Stefanie
09-26-2011, 07:37 PM
I don't want my library to charge for holds, but I wouldn't mind charges for not picking them up.

My library charges $1.00 per book that isn't picked up. Once you receive the notice that the book you requested is available, it will be held for 8 days. After that, you accrue the fine.

TygerLily
09-27-2011, 01:39 AM
Somewhat OT but I'm curious ... do your libraries charge any fees? Either annual fees or user fees?No library I've been to has had user fees (Eastern and Central Canada) other than late fees. I, um, fund the library quite well through late fees. :shuffle:


I belong to four libraries at the moment :shuffle: and none of them have fees except overdue fees--and one of the libraries doesn't even have that.How is the return rate? That to me is more shocking than user fees!


My library charges $1.00 per book that isn't picked up.That's not a bad idea.

Just started The Goon Squad and liking it so far. I vaguely remember someone here not liking it, but I've also had friends who've loved loved loved it, so I'm reading it with an open mind. I really am a character-based reader as it's the characters who are compelling me to continue.

I sure could go for some trash, though. *wanders off to order Phillipa Ashley books*