Thursday, June 18, 2009

book bummer

... so about three weeks ago, I was doing a circuit of the Popular Library at the Harold Washington Library in downtown Chicago, when I noticed The Well of Ascension, Book 2 of Brandon Sanderson's Mistborn series.

I decided to check it out, even though I wasn't in a big hurry to continue the Mistborn tale yet. The Well of Ascension (Mistborn, #2) I ended up taking my time with it, catching a page or two here and there during el rides to/from town, and therefore not making much progress. Then we went to visit my Kosh's sister and family, which included an overnight stay, babysitting services and taking two of the three kids out to see Star Trek (yes, finally!! and wow!! more to blog about that later!).

I managed to get some serious reading time in, too, and am now at page 223 (out of 578). It's due back today, though.. but no biggie, just go online and renew it....

*sigh*

... someone else has asked for it, so I can't renew it. Waaaaaaahhh!!! It's been out for two years already! I found it on a shelf!! Why oh why if there a hold placed on it?!! :( Waaaaaahhhhhh!!

Rather than incur a 20¢ daily fine, especially since I can't guarantee I'll buckle down and finish the book off in a day or two, it looks like I'll have to make a quick trip to a local library to drop it off, then promptly put a hold request on it for myself so I can get it back soon to pick up where I left off.

Ugh. That'll teach me to not whizz through books as I usually do! :p

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2 comments:

  1. That is uber frustrating when for one reason or another you have only managed to make it part way through a book, and then you *have* to take it back unless you want to pay the fines. I've had to do that a time or two. I hope it comes back to you quickly!

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  2. Thanks Laura! In the end I did buckle down and finish it off! Finished it just before midnight. I think so long I drop the book off at a local library before they open, it's considered as having been returned the day before, so by 7am tomorrow I'm gonna drop it off. Yay!!! :D

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