When the last Harry Potter came out I happened to be checking out books at the Central Library in Brooklyn. Behind the lady scanning my books was a wall of Harry Potters. Normally books on hold are not behind the counter but out on the hold shelves. "How long's the wait?" I asked out of curiosity. "Two years." I looked at her for a sign of humor. "You kidding me?" She smiled and handed me my books. "Nope."
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
If you are craving a good book to read, and want to add it to your library list, The National Book Award finalists are always a good place to start. Just the other day I put Denis Johnson's "Tree of Smoke" on my library request list. Hopefully, I beat the crowd.