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Books - what are you reading?   Fletcher's Tea Room and Bar

Started 5/10/18 by LvlSlgr; 297296 views.
In reply toRe: msg 764

From: LvlSlgr


Libby is driving me CRAZY!!!

Two weeks ago I got the John Irving book The Last Chairlift which is almost 900 pages. I started it about two days later and I'm still trying to finish it. I have about 180 pages left. Yes, it had to go back this afternoon but I've learned it will stay on my Kindle as long as I leave the book open. Not a problem.

Then 2 days ago, another book became available, and it wasn't supposed to be available for 4 more weeks. Since I'm still reading the loonnnng John Irving book, I changed that one to be available on Sept. 1. 

I just now got an email saying yet another book is available. I just checked all of my holds earlier and it wasn't supposed to be available for 2 more weeks. So I changed that one to be available on Sept. 6. 

While I was in there just now I noticed another book that was at 6 weeks this morning is now at 4 weeks. I'll bet that one is going to be available in just a matter of days also. Right now I have books waiting at 4, 10 14, 22, 23 and 26 weeks. The rest are "several months". If they come that way, everything will be good. But I'm just betting some of these are going to take big jumps.

It wouldn't bother me except I've got a lot of purchased books on my Kindle I need to work on. Usually when I put a book on hold in Libby, it's way out there. You know, so far that it says "Several months" instead of number of weeks. I've noticed it doesn't start showing "weeks" until it's no more than 26 weeks. But then they start taking these huge leaps especially when it gets around 10-12 weeks and it's available way ahead of what I was expecting. 

Oh well ... I guess that's better than not having anything to read.

  • Edited August 28, 2023 5:14 pm  by  LvlSlgr
~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)


Too many books and not enough time!

I can have quite a few checked out and have some that I've bought and yet I'll still search for more. 

I'm still working on Cross Bones. It's like I want to read it but not really. It's been a chapter or two a day. 

I'm still debating if I want to try the book my friend recommended but it's non-fiction. Which with your luck on libby, I should request it via there! Wait time is 12 weeks now. 

Also, the way your libby holds arrive, that's been my experience with normal holds with my library. I actually had a hold become available yesterday but pushed it back because I have 3 I haven't touched yet. 


From: LvlSlgr


~J (amsavs) said:

I can have quite a few checked out and have some that I've bought and yet I'll still search for more. 

That's me! I keep telling myself I have more than enough books and don't need anymore. I'm not really searching for new books, but I get the emails from Bookbub and GoodReads. I see something that sounds interesting and want it.  If it's not marked down then it goes on my Bookbub wishlist. Or since I started using Libby, I go there to see if I can find it.

Some women buy shoes and have hundreds of pairs. Me? I buy books to read!

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  • Edited September 1, 2023 6:11 pm  by  LvlSlgr
In reply toRe: msg 767

From: LvlSlgr


Libby did it again! I know I'm starting to sound like a broken record. smiley

I just checked my email and discovered I have another book available. This one had been sitting at 12 weeks with me 7th in line for about month without changing. Now it's suddenly available. Well, the next person in line can have it. 

Right now I'm trying to finish the book I was reading before the John Irving book became available a few weeks ago. The Boys of Winter: The Untold Story of a Coach, a Dream, and the 1980 U.S. Olympic Hockey Team is a nonfiction and so a little slower than what I usually read. I've only got about 50 pages left and hope to finish it later today. But I already have another book waiting for me through Libby. That one became available right after the John Irving book and I let it go with a date of Sept. 1 to be delivered. I got that one yesterday. And I also have another Libby book that is supposed to be delivered Sept. 6. I guess this latest book that became available can be delivered on Sept. 10. 

This is crazy!

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)


Oohh.. hockey. Now you have my attention!

Surprisingly, I haven't read much hockey non-fiction.

I took a page out of your book and passed on a hold. I'm still working on the same book. Ha. I think I have a few others that are gonna expire soon. Oops! Guess I need to spend some quality time with the current read so I can get to the others. 


From: LvlSlgr


I'm born and raised in Kentucky where basketball is king. I'm also a huge baseball fan. I recall as a kid sitting in the family room on Saturdays watching the St. Louis Cardinals on TV listening to PeeWee Reese and Dizzy Dean. No ice hockey here. But I still enjoy reading books about exceptional sports events no matter what the sport.

My friend Tammy27 here in the forum is from Minnesota - ice hockey country if ever there was one. I sent her a PM the other day about the book. Here's part of what I said. 

It's broken into 3 sections - one for each period in the game. You're going to laugh at me - I had no idea hockey had 3 periods. Really?? Three??? Not two or four??? Obviously, I've never watched any hockey on TV. Anytime I have seen bits of hockey on TV - this was probably when I was married and my husband was channel surfing and happened to stop on a hockey game for a few minutes - it just looked like a free-for-all. But reading this book has been very interesting to learn there really is a method to all that madness on the ice. LOL

Seriously, I had no idea there were 3 periods in an ice hockey game. Blue line?? Red line?? I was able to figure those out easily. 

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Yep, that is a typical Wild/Vancouver game.................LOL!!

~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)


I somehow managed to teach myself the rules and the signals for penalties, etc. haha. Back in the day of the two line pass. Also, my teen years.

I forgot to mention about the shoes.. I guess it's a good thing I'm not really into them but shopping as a whole isn't a fun experience for me. It's so irritating that you can pretty much guarantee that size 11s will have the huge heels and flats usually stop at size 10, especially the ones I like.

And to bring it back to books, I made the mistake of clearing out emails and opened one from one of the book publishers. Just added 4 books to look for that the library doesn't have! Yay me! haha


From: LvlSlgr


I just finished The Bone Code - book 20 in Kathy Reichs' Temperance Brennan series. Of course, I've been reading this series for years. I already have book 21 - Cold, Cold Bones. Book 22 just came out last month and I have that on hold in Libby. Something like 26 weeks and 13th in line. I just want to make certain I'm all caught up when book 22 becomes available. 

So now I'm moving on to my next Libby book - My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You She's Sorry by Fredrik Backman. He's the author who wrote A Man Called Ove. I read that book because Tom Hanks was starring in the movie A Man Called Otto (they made the name more American - good grief!). I really liked the book and decided I wanted to read some more by that author.

Right now I have two Libby books that I passed on to the next reader and entered dates for when I would be ready. One is Sept. 13 and the other is Sept. 20. If I spend enough time reading, I should be able to get one more book that I already have on my Kindle during that week between the Libby books. Except for the book due Sept. 20, none of these books are very long. Just 300-400 pages. The one due on Sept. 20 is 500 pages. Other than those two books, the next Libby book is supposed to be available for 10 more weeks. We'll see how that goes.

  • Edited September 8, 2023 11:28 pm  by  LvlSlgr
~J (amsavs)

From: ~J (amsavs)


Still working on Cross Bones. It expires in 18 hours. I think I could renew but I'm gonna try not to. 

Super bummed because I missed putting the latest JD Robb on hold, so now I'm #74. On one copy. Here's to hoping your libby magic happens with this one!