At first, it didn't look like my library had the books I needed to read before going on with my borrowed gallies and that was a huge disappointment, so I put off reading those digital prints as they are part of series, I needed to read the first and second books before that particular galley. Then, I d
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id some research and realized my library was actually participating with a lending program within our state. Every book I need is available to me. So those gallies are back on, thanks to my library.
If your local library does not offer this, maybe try another county. My library that I visit regularly is not in the county where I live. When I moved I kept my library as I love it so much. It has several branches and lots of options. My true local library that is in my county does not offer any of the services that I crave such as, putting books on hold from other branches, digital downloads or the lending program. Not every county participates in these programs. I am not sure why they are not included, but I can surely see how unfortunate it is.
The adult winter reading contest is still going on and I have until February 19 to finish up and receive a free book from the winter reading cart. While I should have doubled my money, I see now I'm lucky to finish the four needed.
I did not get through reading 3 of the books I returned recently. I hated to return them unread but they were part of series with several books to each series (Vampire Diaries and The Immortals) Both series I have wanted to read and I will. I'm doubting I will get through them this year while I have so many books waiting to be read. I love series and I'm thinking these will be on my 'to buy' list. And even if I have to wait all the way until Christmas, it will be worth it. By the way, I have not been able to shop for books for quit some time, so that 'to buy' list is freaking huge!
Some of the books I have on my TBR I have requested and I owe that author my time in reading for a review. Requests to authors, finding cool gallies, and discovering the ease of putting books on hold at the Library all have led me creating a fine reading stack. I grabbed too many at once and have been overwhelmed as where to begin. When the little wonders started showing up in my mailbox...Whoot!... my attention span was toast.
I might be back on track. I have extended a few things and going to finish up Shiver and Linger by Maggie Stiefvater for that free book at my library.
My newest borrowed library books are The Iron King and The Iron Daughter so I can finish my borrowed galley The Iron Queen, all from the author Julie Kagawa. See, I told you I was behind things. I had really hoped to have these reads done by now. I had wanted to post my review for The Iron Queen when it was released on January 25. The way things are looking, my review will probably be closer to February 25 or later.