I was getting to the bottom of my reading pile so I thought I'd better do something about it. Just recently, I've discovered how easy it is to reserve a library book online. I had to go into the library first so that I could obtain a pin number but once that was sorted out I could search the catalogues, choose which books I'd like to read and then reserve them, all from the comfort of my living room. If the book you're wanting is only available in another library, they'll transfer it to your library of choice and send an email when it's arrived so that you can collect it from there.
I'd requested that a copy of Alexander McCall Smith's latest installment in the No.1 Ladies' Detective Agency series be placed on hold for me and whilst I was collecting it I had a quick look on the bookshelves and came home with a second book. The blurb sounded interesting so we'll see what I make of it.
Charity shops are great places to pick up second hand books, but there's charity book stands in quite a few shops now too where customers leave books for other customers to take if they leave a small monetary donation for charity. I picked up a few books from these charity shelves in Tesco and one from our local chemist's shop too.
I'm looking forward to reading The Woolworths Girls. My mum was a Woolworths Girl, she worked on the pick and mix counter and met my dad when he was working there as a French polisher when the store was being refurbished. She played hard to get but my dad was persistent and she eventually went on a date with him, nine months later they were married.
So, I'm restocked with my books and I've got plenty to go at. Hmmm, what to read next.