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The holds are coming in! Despite the province-wide lockdown, our libraries are staying open although in a very restricted manner. (You ring the doorbell, they look at your card # through a window and return with the books which are hurriedly placed on the outside table so they can run away back into the building. It’s depressing for sure. But be assured, the librarians are friendly, kind and still as lovely as ever, it is just bizarre and sad times.)
Therefore, I’ve been able to pick up the books I put on hold. Since some are coming in, I’ve added more. I don’t know why I do this to myself! But I do. Since I’ve made this original list, I’ve added just three: In Love with George Eliot by Kathy O’Shaughnessy, Two White Queens and the One Eyed Jack by Heidi Palleske (said to be very much like John Irving it was therefore a MUST add), and The House on Vesper Sands by Paraic O’Donnell.
November Rain by Maureen Jennings. It was a wonderful treat to be back in the Paradise Cafe again with Charlotte Frayne and her two cases she’s been hired to sleuth and solve.
Better Luck Next Time by Julia Claiborne Johnson. Not too bad, but I didn’t find the great connection and love for the characters here as I found in Be Frank With Me.
I also read, Walking with Ghosts by Gabriel Byrne and That Old Country Music by Kevin Barry.
Coming in for me this week is Nora by Nuala O’Connor.
Those three, Nora, That Old Country Music and Walking with Ghosts I’ll discuss in a separate post since I can connect them to Ireland as they are books by Irish authors and/or set in Ireland.
So I am making steady progress through the library holds. Now I just have to hope the rest don’t come in all at once!
Are you able to borrow books in some form from your library?