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Re: What's everyone reading?

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The book "The Ocean at The End of The Lane" by Neil Gaiman is only 180pgs. The story is about a man who comes back for funeral in his childhood village in England. His house is gone,he walks to the farm at the end of the road where at age 7 he met a unusual girl,Lettie. The book is about that experience..It was ok,it has received rave reviews.

The book I'm about to start is "The Boys in The Boat" by Daniel James Brown. Its the true story of the Univ of Washington's rowing team who competed at the 1936 berlin Olympics. I love history this sounds fascinating. Sue

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What's everyone reading?

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This library change just might give me a bit of discipline...I order books online and all of a sudden instead of getting 1 or 2 books, 4 or 5 may come in and I hold onto them and keep renewing them until I've read them.  It is probably best for me to have just a couple on hand (plus books I've purchased at estate and yard sales that are just sitting here) so I don't always feel so overwhelmed.  I'm my own worst enemy sometimes.  But, I manage - just need to make some changes.  Sally

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Re: What's everyone reading?

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Sally,

 

I can sympathize with your dilemma.  Two weeks is not very long, and I like to pick up a bunch of books every time I go, in case it is a while before I can go back.  I just found out the other day that our library allows an individual to check out up to 60 books at a time!  That's way more than I can carry!

 

Jan

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We are in the Cuyahoga County Public Library system and it has been highly rated for a long while.  They have been building many new libraries all over the county (to replace some of the older ones.  Just this past week I received an e-mail from them that they are reducing the length of time we can keep books from three weeks to two weeks.  They are also cutting back on the time we can keep DVD's in the same way.  They say that reductions to the library's operating budget prevents them from purchasing material in the same quantities as they have in the past.  This will certainly affect me because  sometimes I have a stack of books lined up to read and I can keep renewing them online unless someone is asking for it.  I'm spoiled!

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jgaff55 wrote:
I am in Michigan, in the greater Detroit metropolitan area, but we are a far northern suburb. As it turned out the millage passed by a landslide, and our library is now guaranteed funding for the next eight years. We were worried, because there is a lot of anti tax sentiment here, but apparently my neighbors do want a library. Thanks for the well wishes!

Jan

Congratulations on the successful vote - a landslide, no less!  Happy borrowing and reading wishes to all who use your library Smiley Very Happy 

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Re: re: What's everyone reading? John Adams by David McCullough

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LDV,

 

I will also say some prayers for your mother's recovery.

 

Jan

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Re: What's everyone reading? At Weddings and Wakes, Alice McDermott

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Sally,

I Love You More sounds like something I might like. I added to my list. Thanks for the recommendation.

Jan
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LDV,

 

The millage passed, so the library won't be closing.  The scariest part was that all of the surrounding communities were saying that they did not want to issue cards to our residents.  Here in Michigan we have reciprocal library agreements, but if your community does not have a library to reciprocate with, most libraries will not let you take out books.

 

Jan

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I am in Michigan, in the greater Detroit metropolitan area, but we are a far northern suburb. As it turned out the millage passed by a landslide, and our library is now guaranteed funding for the next eight years. We were worried, because there is a lot of anti tax sentiment here, but apparently my neighbors do want a library. Thanks for the well wishes!

Jan