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Post by boswellbaxter » Sat August 27th, 2011, 6:41 pm

Hi, Nona!

Second of the OOP books arrived today: Princess of Desire by Maureen Peters (Mary Tudor Brandon).
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Post by Nefret » Sun August 28th, 2011, 6:21 am

Madonna of the Seven Hills by Jean Plaidy
Light on Lucrezia by Jean Plaidy
Into battle we ride with Gods by our side
We are strong and not afraid to die
We have an urge to kill and our lust for blood has to be fulfilled
WE´LL FIGHT TILL THE END! And send our enemies straight to Hell!
- "Into Battle"
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Post by Vanessa » Sun August 28th, 2011, 11:04 am

We went into York shopping yesterday and I came home with:

Girl Reading by Katie Ward
The King's Diamond by Will Whitaker
The Kashmir Shawl by Rose Thomas
The Invisible Ones by Stef Penney

The first three were in a 3for2 offer and the Stef Penney was half price.
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Post by SonjaMarie » Mon August 29th, 2011, 2:19 am

Preordered "New York to Dallas (In Death)" by J.D. Robb

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Post by Alisha Marie Klapheke » Mon August 29th, 2011, 1:27 pm

I bought Need by Carrie Jones, A Great and Terrible Beauty by Libba Bray, and The Witches of East End by Melissa de la Cruz.

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Post by SGM » Tue August 30th, 2011, 3:37 am

With libraries in the UK now expanding their selection of e-books, plus a new online ILL ordering system through the library consortium, I find myself with a positive glut of library books to read and in a position not to have to buy for a while. I have been able to obtain some books I have been trying to get my hands on for ages which is all good news.

I have started to acquire the habit of listening to audio-books which I download from the library and can listen to when I have to travel really really early in the morning and not quite up to proper reading.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue August 30th, 2011, 9:30 am

It was our mobile library's last day today as this side of the library service been closed down due to cut backs. :( My local library has had a reprieve until next March.

I picked up two books:

Counting the Stars by Helen Dunmore
The Editor's Wife by Clare Chambers

I've also downloaded Untying the Knot by Linda Gillard onto my Kindle at the bargain price of £1.90.
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Post by Madeleine » Tue August 30th, 2011, 10:25 am

Just ordered from Amazon:

Netherwood by Jane Sanderson - Downton Abbey-type story
A Woman of Consequence by Anna Dean - 3rd in the Dido Kent mystery series
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Post by SGM » Tue August 30th, 2011, 11:11 am

[quote=""Vanessa""]It was our mobile library's last day today as this side of the library service been closed down due to cut backs. :( My local library has had a reprieve until next March[/quote]

That's unlucky for you. My local authority is (at the moment) managing to keep all its existing libraries open and the hours are good. There are plans to get volunteers to assist with the archives which is also good if it manages to keep them open. They have also embraced the electronic age with a vengence with self-check-out and check-ins and have a fully operational e-book and e-audio-book service which, unlike some otherlibraries I belong to, actually works really easily and well.

I don't know if it assists you but there is an initiative which will allow library members to use their library cards in many other authority libraries but, of course, that depends on the convenience of location. As my journeys to and from work take me past many libraries not within my own local authority, that works for me and some libraries in other authorities are actually closer to me that those in my own and, of course, the Consortium increases choice hugely. Unfortunately, it is not so convenient for many other people, particularly the elderly or disabled who need a library that is close to home.
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Post by Vanessa » Tue August 30th, 2011, 11:58 am

No, I don't normally drive past any of the other libraries in my local authority area. I just think it is a shame for elderly members who don't have access to transport and in some rural areas there is no public transport either. I don't think it's been thought through properly. I wonder what they're going to do with all the redundant library vans, too. I'm not sure anyone would want to buy one.
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