Oct 13 2011


Three long-term holds at the library all just turned up at once (long-term as in there are a lot of people on the list ahead of you).

American Gods by Neil Gaiman

The Warmth of Other Suns by Isabel Wilkerson

Delusions of Gender by Cordelia Fine.

Rubs hands with glee.

(I know, very horse-and-buggy. But I still like books.)


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  1. 1
    Dhorvath, OM

    I love, love, love American Gods. Enjoy.

  2. 2
    Ophelia Benson

    Ya, my friend Claire read it recently and said it was fantastic.

    It’s like Christmas!

  3. 3
    'Tis Himself

    I know, very horse-and-buggy. But I still like books.

    Me too.

  4. 4
    Ibis3, Let's burn some bridges

    Books. And libraries.

  5. 5
    Jason Thibeault

    I like books too. I hear once upon a time they used to put them on trees! How quaint. :D

  6. 6
    Deepak Shetty

    You read Gaiman! How nice.

  7. 7

    It took that long to get American Gods? It was released a long time ago. I know I was listening to it on audiobook in 2008.

    No, don’t give me crap, people, about listening to audiobooks. You try working data entry without them.

  8. 8

    I love books too, especially love when I get my holds all at once! Although if I can find a book on CD narrated by someone interesting, that is also awesome; it helps me with my insomnia, and depending on who’s narrating, helps put me right to sleep. Cordelia Fine’s book is quite excellent, I’ve referred it to others and they’ve enjoyed it immensely.

  9. 9
    Jeremy Shaffer

    American Gods is one of my favorite books around. It’s “sequal”, Anasi Boys is good as well.

  10. 10
    Giliell, professional cynic -Ilk-

    American Gods is wonderful
    And I love books. There’s something erotic in the existence of real paper-books.

  11. 11
    rocket stegosaurus

    I recommend Gaimain’s Sandman comics series over American Gods. Some characters from Sandman make appearances in the latter, apparently. (I read AG first, by several years, so I’m not sure which ones, besides Bast.)

  12. 12
    Ophelia Benson

    It probably wouldn’t have taken that long to get American Gods if I had realized it had been re-issued in a 10th anniversary edition (which is longer than the original). I thought it was new, and put a hold on the first item on the list; probably farther down there were holdless copies of the 2001 edition.

  13. 13
    Brother Yam

    American Gods is possibly my favorite book. Possibly. But catch me on a different day…

    Anyway, enjoy.

  14. 14
    Dhorvath, OM

    No, don’t give me crap, people, about listening to audiobooks. You try working data entry without them.

    I can just see my data set full of Gaiman prose. Data entry and I require non verbal music.

  15. 15
    Deepak Shetty

    @rocket stegosaurus
    And once you are done with sandman – follow it with Lucifer.

  16. 16

    Enjoy Delusions of Gender, I read that earlier this year and it rocked my world.

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