Whenever I read a promising review – usually in the New York Times or Washington Post – I immediately log onto my library site to order the book. Inevitably, the library system does not yet have the book catalogued – or maybe even purchased. So, I add the book to my list and promptly forget about it.
I have a friend who places his list next to his computer and checks into the library every day until he captures a place – usually the first or second in the queue. By the time I remember to check, I am usually 50 or 60 on the waiting list; popular “hot picks” sometimes place me at 273. Of course, I could always buy the book, but what fun is there in that?
April has 4 new books I want to read. And the library has yet to list them. Maybe this will help me remember to keep checking. If you get there first, please read fast and return the book for me.