Image via WikipediaOh public library, how do I love thee? Lots and lots! Especially when you have a lot of the books that I need. Since I started working from the list I've learned to double check the availability of the books I want before heading over.
My library website allows me to ensure whether a book is checked in at my local branch before I get there. I like to make a list of 8-9 books that claim to be checked in before I go and usually only end up walking out with 4-5 of those. I blame it on myself checking the website too many hours before actually driving over to the library and thus allowing someone else the chance to beat me to it.
I learned my lesson today and double checked right before and was totally rewarded. I walked out of there with 7 books.
The English Patient by Michael Ondaatje
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Beloved by Toni Morrison
The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest by Ken Kesey
The Handmaid's Tale by Margaret Atwood
Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier
Of course, now that I'm looking at this stack, it's quite intimidating. Luckily, the longest book in the pile is 380 pages so hopefully I can get through most of them before my three weeks is up. I do see a handful of renewals in my near future though.
So, I'll be finished with Corelli's Mandolin by Louis de Bernieres in the next day or two. Let me know which of these should I tackle after that?