Saturday, May 30, 2020

READ FASTER! Seventh 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.

***Our library system is now open for curbside pick-up!***

...And I am happy to say they are not messing around with this COVID-19 bullshit. You call ahead to get an appointment, and you pick your books up within that half hour time frame. When you get to the location you've chosen to have your books sent to, you call and let them know which numbered parking spot you are in, and your name. A librarian brings the books out and sets them next to the parking lot sign. Once the librarian goes inside, you can exit your car to get your books. When you return books, they are left in a bin for three days before anyone touches them to check them back in.

Originally this list was ebooks only, but now that curbside has started, I am including all books I have requests in for.

Books I Am Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaiting For

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

I requested this one the same day as #3 because I was told they have a similar feel. Sweet baby Jesus, this is taking as long as Sun Down. Whaaaaaaat the fuuuuuuuck is taking so long???

2. This is How I Lied 52000813
Date Requested: May 2nd
Starting Position:  9 on 1 copy
Current Position: ON MY KINDLE!

In ten days I moved ONE position!! Ugh. A little movement, hooray! Just got the notification a little bit ago, so excited to start it as soon as I finish up my blogging for the day!

3. Foul is Fair Foul Is Fair
Date Requested: May 2nd
Starting Position: 1 on 2 copies
Current Position: 1 on 2 copies

I can't be too mad - YET. Libraries have only now started to accept returned books, and even then it is still at those select locations that offer curbside check-out delivery. This one still might take a while. I am definitely riled up now. I need whoever has this to return it NOW.

4. The Whisper Man The Whisper Man
Date Requested: May 19th
Starting Position: 7 on 2 copies
Current Position: 5 on 2 copies

I couldn't decide if it was better to take my chance on the physical copies (where I would be 6 on 10) or the ebook, where I am 7 on 2. Obviously I opted for the ebook route, because who knows how quickly people will go to one of the select locations to return physical books. I decided I am not interested in this one anymore and cancelled the hold.

5. The Nanny The Nanny
Date Requested: May 24th
Starting Position: 5 on 6 copies
Current Position: 5 on 6 copies

I loved The Au Pair, so I am hoping this is similar in feel to that? The story lines are quite different, (on the surface at least, who knows what is actually in store for me) but I am hoping to like this one as well.


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. I hope you enjoy This is How I Lied! It's so funny that we all have so many unread books on our Kindles or shelves, but we still want more! I find that I want to read whatever has caught my attention at the moment or whatever I'm in the mood for and it's not always already on my shelf. Happy reading!

    1. I am definitely a mood reader as well, Rachel. I am kind of jealous of all these people who have schedules and pick what to read and when. I should do that with my ARCs but I don't because I am biasing myself against the book already if I am not in the mood to read it.

  2. It does seem to take forever to get your turn at the library at times. I have The Woman in Cabin 10 sitting on my bookshelf unread and I really liked The Whisper Man but I see that you have decided against that one. I hope you enjoy these!

    1. I may come back to The Whisper Man later, but with having a child that age, I felt like I just could not read it. I am looking forward to The Woman in Cabin Ten, but I fear that one will take even longer than The Sun Down Motel did - and that's the book that started my whole rant to begin with, haha

  3. I'm not sure you're going to react well to the main character in The Nanny, but I'm eager to read your thoughts on it either way. Woman in Cabin 10 is taking forever!!!

    1. That would be par for the course lately - me hating main characters! I am getting super annoyed with the main character Maggie in This is How I Lied, but I am invested and HAVE to know what Nola's deal is. I think I have an idea who the killer might be, but it is too early to tell. Looking back, I consider my wait for Sun Down super quick compared to this!


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