Tuesday, May 12, 2020

READ FASTER! Fifth Edition

You can find previous editions of me pouting HERE.

This post is not entirely serious, but maybe a little bit.

Obviously libraries have been closed for quite a while now. This means there has been a huge increase in the ebook holds. I am one of those people requesting now, though in the past this has always been a last resort for me.

There are a few books I have put in hold requests for, and I am STILL without them. I am pouting and I realize this is an insanely ridiculous #FirstWorldProblem to be complaining about, but I have not yet complained once since this whole thing started - mostly because I love being at home with my baby girl all day.

Books I Am Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting For

1. The Sun Down Motel The Sun Down Motel
Hold Date: March 30th
Starting Position: 19 on 2 copies
Current Position: 8 on 3 copies

This one is dragging on forever. Quarantine will probably end before I even get it. Still at 8, but they must have purchased another copy, so I will take the small victories however I can get them on this one.

2. Eight Perfect Murders Eight Perfect Murders
Hold Date: April 11th
Starting Position: 17 on 3 copies
Current Position: 7 on 3 copies

So much closer now!

3. Perfect Little Children Perfect Little Children
Hold Date: April 21st
Starting Position: 9 on 2 copies
Current Position: 5 on 2 copies

I actually can't be mad about this one because I just requested it four days ago. I can start to be a little mad because I was at 7 last time I posted about this three days ago. I can start to be a lot mad because I was at seven the LAST time I posted this. An improvement, finally.

4. The Woman in Cabin 10 The Woman in Cabin 10
Hold Date: April 21st
Starting Position: 24 on 3 copies
Current Position: 15 on 3 copies

I requested this one the same day as #3 because I was told they have a similar feel.

5. Force of Nature Force of Nature
Hold Date: April 21st
Starting Position: 4 on 1 copy
Current Position: 3 on 1 copy

Still #3 since the last time I posted. STILL!!!

6. This is How I Lied 52000813
Date Requested: May 2nd
Starting Position:  9 on 1 copy
Current Position: 8 on 1 copy

In ten days I moved ONE position!! Ugh.

7. The Broken Girls The Broken Girls
Date requested: May 7th
Starting Position: 6 on 2 copies
Current Position: Checked out

Ethan suggested this book while I wait for Sun Down. I took a look on Goodreads and thought it sounded thrilling, but I might be waiting just as long for this one! Hooray, it is here!

Okay, so I realize in the grand scheme of things this is not a huge issue. But I really want these books, never mind the fact that I have a pile from NetGalley and hundreds of unread books on my Kindle and five-shelf bookcase stacked two and three deep.


Happy Reading,


  1. Great progress this week...finally! I really think you are going to love The Broken Girls!

    1. I LOVE IT! I am about halfway done and I really want to be reading it right now, but I knew I should catch up on comments - there are so many to respond to and I could not let it just go to collect even more. But I am finally almost done, and then I am finishing that book tonight! Or, this morning, since it is after midnight now.

  2. You are making progress and you finally were able to check one out. I hope you love The Broken Girls.


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