Saturday, February 27, 2016

Library Checkout: February 2016

It’s time to do my monthly  Library Checkout post! Library Checkout is hosted by Shannon at River City Reading. The purpose of the meme is to track our library check-outs, reads, and of particular interest to me, because I always have so many, our books on hold! I will be including both print books and ebooks. I love this idea of tracking, so let’s get started!

Library Books Read

Currently Checked Out

Returned Unread or Incompletely Read

On Hold

I have a tendency to add a book to the ‘hold’ list whenever I see it, even if I don’t have time to read it at the moment. Then I ‘freeze’ it. This is a neat feature my library offers that allows me to keep moving up on the reserve list and then remain first in line so I have only a short wait when I do have time to read the book.

So I’ve decided to break my ‘on holds’ list into two segments. The above list are books that I’ve added to my holds in the past month. The list below are books that have been on my holds list for over one month, sometimes because there are a lot of people are in line ahead of me, but more often because I’ve frozen my hold.

  • The Dressmaker’s War by Mary Chamberlain
  • The Swans of Fifth Avenue by Melanie Benjamin
  • The Hours Count by Jillian Cantor
  • Neurotribe by Steve Silberman
  • The Case of Lisandra P by Helene Gremillon
  • The Conqueror’s Wife by Stephanie Thornton
  • Fall of Poppies by Heather Wall, et. al.
  • Hanging Mary by Susan Higginbotham
  • Eleanor by Jason Gurley
  • A Memoir of the Assassin John Wilkes Booth by Jennifer Chiaverini
  • Longest Night by Andria Williams

Ok; it’s your turn now! What’s your current status with your local library? Post it on your blog, and share the link on Shannon’s post here.

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  1. I wish my library would let me freeze books. They do allow other lists, but you're not on the waiting list if you put them on your own list. They're just reminders. I was #1 on the waiting list for several late February releases. They're all on their way to me now. I'm getting 8 books in all at once!

    1. Oh my! You'd better read fast! That type of thing happened to me often before our library gave us the option to freeze a hold.

  2. Whenever I read your checkouts I always think about how I need to start freezing my books (at least at the library that will let me do it!). Such a smart way to handle those overflowing lists ;)