I swear. It does not matter when I put a book on hold, nor how many end up in my queue at the public library. Inevitably, they will all arrive in the same week.
I thought about reading Jeffrey Eugenides’ new novel, The Marriage Plot, at the beginning of January. I think my request for one of five books in circulation went in at number sixty-something.
More recently, I added John Irving’s In One Person, and magically was very close to the top of the list. Finally, I had a whim to tackle the entire Chronicles of Narnia this summer, and thought it would be easier to just get the edition that has all seven books bound in one. (They looked so innocent in that cute little paper-back boxed set I got from a book order as a kid. This looks as intimidating as Gone With the Wind. Geesh.)
Here is what awaited me on the HOLD SHELF this week:
Not sure how I’m going to read all three of these in only three weeks. (I’m also on a deadline to re-write a unit on the book of Acts. Four days. Here we go.)
A couple things I’m hearing:
- Time to get a Kindle.
- Consider a break from Netflix this summer.
- Narnia might have to wait.
At least I’ll have some company on the couch at the gym, as my new summer work-out regime begins exactly one week from yesterday. (School’s out for summer.)