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
Hold Date: April 21st
Starting Position: 24 on 3 copies
Current Position: 8 on 3 copies
2. The Nanny
Date Requested: May 24th
Starting Position: 5 on 6 copies
Current Position: 4 on 6 copies
3. The Color of Compromise: The Truth About the American's Church's Complicity in Racism
Date Requested: June 10th
Starting Position: 9 on 3 copies
Current Position: 9 on 3 copies
Can't be mad, just requested it today. We need to confront all the parts of our society, even when it is uncomfortable. That is the only way we can change and do better.
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.