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Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Does this happen to you?

Does this every happen to you? It seems to happen to me quite frequently. I place holds on several books and audiobooks at the public library. Months pass. Then they all arrive within a week of each other making it impossible for me to actually read/listen to all of them before their due dates. It almost seems like it is some law of physics...If you place holds on anywhere from two to ten library books, given a long enough wait, they will all arrive at once!

This is my week, after waiting for months, I got all but one of the audiobooks I've requested from the public library at once:

The Coldest Girl in Coldtown by Holly Black (12+ hours)
The Lord of Opium by Nancy Farmer (11+ hours)
The dream thievesFangirlThe lord of OpiumThe coldest girl in Coldtown
The Dream Thieves by Maggie Stiefvater (12+ hours)
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell (12+ hours)

Why do they all arrive at once?

And the mountains echoed

And the one I really need is And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. I placed a hold on it in June. Now I need it for book club this coming month. I'm still in line for it, my place is 6 out of 45.

At least I'll have something else to listen to while I'm waiting!

Does this happen to you, too?



  1. People send me so many books now I can't even get to library books.

  2. Yes, when it rains, it pours. I have so many books at home right now because of this - 10 of them came in on Tuesday. I will never get them all done before they are due.

  3. YES!! I drives me crazy. I just settled in with a book I won from goodreads (This is only the second book I've ever won from them) and two books came in at the library- both non-renewable. I picked them up two days ago and then got notified today that 4 more are in. And some I've been waiting for for months. Sigh.

  4. It's happening to me now. I have at least 6 good books on my tablet(those don't count) as well as 4 library books I've been waiting for a long time AND the BC book. There just isn't enough time!!

    1. Sounds like you have a worse problem than me right now. Why does it happen this way?

  5. So frustrating. I am taking FanGirl with me on my trip this weekend

    1. I just finished downloading Fangirl from the Overdrive site. i wonder if I will be able to talk my husband into listening to it on our trip down to Oregon this week-end. I hear it is good.

  6. Ahh this is the worst! It's definitely a thing. Although I have to say, since moving to a big city, even with brand new books I don't have to wait more than a week to get it which has been AWESOME!

  7. Yes, it's happening right now. I'm juggling 4 books right now and I'm trying to finish House of Hades since it's got a long waiting list at the library and Allegiant which I thought for sure would have a huge list but apparently I was the first person to place it on hold. So frustrating!


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