Wednesday, 29 August 2012
Library Loot - 29th August 2012
I have not been to the library this week, but did last week for the book group meeting. As I didn't get around to posting my library loot last week I am running a week behind!
Well, the book discussion was The Midwich Cuckoos by John Wyndham and you can read my thoughts HERE.
I managed to avoid library fines by renewing a book that I had not completed, which is success! I skimmed the reserved shelf as I had requested a book, slightly disappointed when I realised the book was not there for collection. I should not have been disappointed as I had not had the email telling me it was there!
Then I was just about to walk pass the best sellers stand and there was my book. So I grabbed it and advised the librarian that my requested book was in fact on a shelf so I could I cancel the reservation? Luck was on my side and I could. Apparently books that are best sellers and have sticky labels inside the cover are not used for reservations which was why I was able to grab it off the shelf, so it was simply a case of great timing!
As you are all itching to know the book - here it is
By coincidence, I was briefly in contact with the author for this book. I have a family in my own ancestry that did exactly what the subject matter of this book is all about. I would have submitted my family information, except that my family were not within the time frame of this book. Great shame, but fascinating nonetheless.
Another book featuring India was also spotted on the shelf and again I could not resist.
The third book I carried home was the next one for the book group.
Taking part in Library Loot and you can read the details HERE