The absurdity of reading logistics

The hold list at the NY Public Library recently burped up two big batches of books that had shown lengthy wait periods until quite recently.  So this is what I have on hand from there (with due dates) plus my deadlines for book clubs. Still haven’t gotten to Michelle Obama’s book — sigh. Priorities clearly need to be set.


Food52 Genius Recipes — due in 5 days (several neat recipes that I’ve bookmarked on the Food52 website)

Waiting for Eden by Elliot Ackerman — due in 13 days, 15 people waiting (halfway thru, not exactly an upper)

Where’d You Go Bernadette? by Maria Semple (audiobook) — due in 13 days, 97 people waiting (this will be released as a movie starring Cate Blanchett on March 22nd — very funny to listen to — halfway thru)

Indian Givers: How the Indians of the Americas Transformed the World by Jack Weatherford — due in 13 days, 1 person waiting

The Plot Against America by Philip Roth — due in 15 days, 1 person waiting (discussed at book club January 31st, but haven’t finished it yet — this is a renewal)

The Last Girl by Nadia Murad — due in 17 days, 1 person waiting (picked this up after seeing the amazing documentary about her, “On Her Shoulders”)

The Escape Artist by Brad Meltzer (audiobook) — due in 19 days (will launch into this after Bernadette — some times are simply meant more for listening than visual reading)


Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay — on hand (to be discussed at book club February 12th, if I can make it)

Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand by Helen Simonson — need to find a free copy as I’ve read it before but remember nothing at all about it (to be discussed at book club March 1st)

I Was Anastasia by Ariel Lawhon — just released and available soon from library (to be discussed at book club April 5th but I know that tossing it back could mean waiting for months with a new book)

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