mirrorshard: A book growing from a tree branch, captioned "Books where fruit should be". (Books where fruit should be)
[personal profile] mirrorshard
Some of you had the "pleasure" of hearing extracts from The Bone Sword, by Walter Rhein, last week. I've now finished a full review; you can read it over at The Future Fire.

I am pleased, because I have finally found an excuse to recommend a close reading of The Tough Guide to Fantasyland to a fantasy author.

ooh, booksies!

Date: 2010-11-30 03:46 am (UTC)
almadsfeika: (spurs in bruges)
From: [personal profile] almadsfeika
Now, how soon is my TBR likely to get back below 2000 books? Got into trouble for not returning library books / picking up reservations on time.

Turned the tables on them - said they should extend their 10-day-only reserved holding policy for Hackney Council libraries to include extra days for larger titles AND attempt to shelve reserved titles correctly.

Rather than sticking them out on regular shelves by accident.

Don't think library staff like it when patrons turn out to be more knowledgeable about cataloguing & databases than they themselves are. Amusing when I end up advising international students on where to find books that may help them learn English. Some of the longer-term library remember me; even one or two from when I was 8-16. I would go to all the different libraries in borough buying book sale books, wandering around, taking out and bringing back titles. I was known as 'the girl who eats books'.

For reference: London Libraries Consortium member boroughs are currently listed as being these: Barking & Dagenham, Brent, Ealing, Enfield, Hackney, Havering, Newham, Redbridge, Richmond, Tower Hamlets, Waltham Forest, Wandsworth. Been receiving some basement specialist collection style books though which makes moi surprised but pleased.

Re: ooh, booksies!

Date: 2010-11-30 01:36 pm (UTC)
almadsfeika: (ignorance)
From: [personal profile] almadsfeika
*nod* some of our libraries have awfully odd policies. Found that some libraries would put me on 'danger list' at drop of a hat, and others are more patient. Faff!
Definitely a fact of life. Must stop putting higher priority on books than food. Books last longer! ;)

Date: 2010-11-30 09:43 am (UTC)
alextiefling: (Default)
From: [personal profile] alextiefling
You even got a polite comment from the author!

Date: 2010-12-01 03:52 pm (UTC)
reddragdiva: (Default)
From: [personal profile] reddragdiva
Yes, full points to the author.

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