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Evie
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Joined: 24 Oct 2008
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Location: Kenilworth, Warwickshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Jun 09, 2010 2:43 pm    Post subject:  Reply with quote

I was a bit worried in my library today - the shelves seemed very sparsely stocked.  Maybe the good people of Kenilworth are borrowing books by the wheelbarrowload...I hope so.

I did find two things to borrow, though - the latest from Don DeLillo, Omega Point, and Robert Silverberg's Dying Inside, recommended aeons ago by mike js, so I am looking forward to those.


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kitsumehime



Joined: 23 Nov 2008
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Location: usa

PostPosted: Mon Aug 02, 2010 5:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here in my small town in the USA,  the powers that be seem to be bent on closing the three branch libraries and cutting back on the days and hours for the main branch.  Some of the "little" people have been laid off, but the higher ups who draw what I consider to be obscenely high salaries are "union" and seem to be immune to sacrifice.  Surely there must be a better solution.  Parking is a nightmare for the main branch.  As a result, one of the branches has a much greater circulation than the main branch.  You just gotta wonder...


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Chibiabos83
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Location: Cambridge, UK

PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 2:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Over Scotland has just come in! Off to the library I go...


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Evie
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2011 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yay!  :0)


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mike js



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Location: Cambridgeshire, UK

PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I hope you enjoy Robert Silverberg's Dying Inside, Evie. I re-read it recently and while it is not quite as polished as I had remembered, I greatly enjoyed it again and do admire it. There is an intensity to the way the story is told, as if Silverberg himself had really experienced it. And again I found the ending moving. (It is not entirely sad, by the way!)


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Evie
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 7:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello mike - I read it a while ago (I think that is quite an old post of mine), and I thought it was excellent.


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mike js



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PostPosted: Wed Apr 13, 2011 8:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hello Evie. Oops, forgot to look at the date of your earlier post! Anyway, glad you liked it.


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county_lady



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Location: N Worcs.

PostPosted: Wed Feb 20, 2013 6:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Unfortunately this is a thumbs down for the Worcestershire County Libraries. Inspired by Mrs Dalloway I searched the website for a copy of Michael Cunningham's The Hours and not one copy found! Sad


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Chibiabos83
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 21, 2013 12:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's a shock, County Lady. I see they have other books of his, but you'd think The Hours would be the most obvious one to stock. Cambridgeshire Libraries are very good in that they have a book recommendation form on their website, and they have bought books I've recommended via that system in the past. I don't see a similar thing on the Worcestershire catalogue pages, but perhaps your local library will help. Still, they ought to have it.



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