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The Worst Thing Today

SGM
Compulsive Reader

Postby SGM » Tue September 7th, 2010, 8:39 pm

Tube strikes. It took me four hours to get home tonight.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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Divia
Bibliomaniac
Location: Always Cloudy, Central New York

Postby Divia » Tue September 7th, 2010, 10:26 pm

People are using the library as if its their personal toilet.

Hmm, maybe I should say this instead ...they want their stuff, they can take whatever they want, and they can abuse me however they feel.

This is going to be a lonnnnnggggggg year .
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Michy
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Location: California

Postby Michy » Tue September 7th, 2010, 10:48 pm

"SGM" wrote:Tube strikes. It took me four hours to get home tonight.


I've heard about this on the news. Almost your entire evening wasted. Yuck. Were you able to get any good reading done (trying to look on the positive :) ).

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Postby michellemoran » Wed September 8th, 2010, 5:09 am

Michy, SDM, and Divia - I'm sorry to hear about all of this :( I agree with Divia. Through the late alarms and the inconvenient strikes and the rude students - at least there is good reading. Reading is what got me through a truly awful summer.
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Every librarian's nightmare

Postby annis » Wed September 8th, 2010, 6:32 am

Photo slideshow from a colleague at the University of Canterbury Library, showing what happens when your library is hit by a major earthquake :(

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/photos.shtml

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Madeleine
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Currently reading: The Silent Companions by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill
Preferred HF: Plantagenets, Victorian, crime
Location: Essex/London

Postby Madeleine » Wed September 8th, 2010, 11:26 am

"SGM" wrote:Tube strikes. It took me four hours to get home tonight.


You have my sympathy, so glad I don't commute - I'm job-hunting at the moment and dreading having to go into London again. Good luck with the next one, hope it's not so bad.
Currently reading "The Silent Companions" by Laura Purcell & The Travelling Bag by Susan Hill

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MLE (Emily Cotton)
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Interest in HF: started in childhood with the classics, which, IMHO are HF even if they were contemporary when written.
Favorite HF book: Prince of Foxes, by Samuel Shellabarger
Preferred HF: Currently prefer 1600 and earlier, but I'll read anything that keeps me turning the page.
Location: California Bay Area

Postby MLE (Emily Cotton) » Wed September 8th, 2010, 2:46 pm

"annis" wrote:Photo slideshow from a colleague at the University of Canterbury Library, showing what happens when your library is hit by a major earthquake :(

http://www.canterbury.ac.nz/photos.shtml

Oh, my, what a mess. I've been through several big shakers, and the cleanup is always a major hassle.

My sympathies to the tube-travelers.

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Ludmilla
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Location: Georgia USA

Postby Ludmilla » Wed September 8th, 2010, 3:23 pm

"Divia" wrote:People are using the library as if its their personal toilet.



Did your library get a favorable review on the toilet finder app? ;)

There is a certain floor in our office building where people often complain about the toilets. We joke about one day finding it unfavorably reviewed.

SGM
Compulsive Reader

Postby SGM » Wed September 8th, 2010, 6:04 pm

"Michy" wrote:I've heard about this on the news. Almost your entire evening wasted. Yuck. Were you able to get any good reading done (trying to look on the positive :) ).


There is a plus side to everything. The long journey allowed me to finish DD's Game of Kings which I have taken a while reading largely because I do a lot of reading in bed and unfortunately have been falling asleep almost as soon as I get there. However, it was a jolly good read and now I am onto the next.
Currently reading - Emergence of a Nation State by Alan Smith

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fljustice
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Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Postby fljustice » Wed September 8th, 2010, 8:27 pm

"LoveHistory" wrote:Nothing earth-shattering, or even important really, it's just adding up. Coldish, gray and windy outside. Makes things harder to take.


Sorry about everyone's yucky day yesterday. I hope today was much, much better!
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