A. hem.



Scully said... [reply]

We will know whose fault it is if your library gets broken into tonight. Luckily, I can wait since I haven't finished the last book yet.

scienceteachermommy said... [reply]

What is your very favorite dessert?

Lizardbreath McGee said... [reply]

One more reason I'm so so glad (SO glad) I'm going to be a librarian. Just wish I could get them benefits now though, dang it.

esmiley said... [reply]

No fair! But then again you might as well reap the benefits. I'm definitely jealous.

AmandaStretch said... [reply]

That was one perk of being in the BYU library for book 5. That and FastCat-ing. My particular library won't be getting it, but maybe I should start poking around the other half of my building. I do leave last usually . . .

Edgy said... [reply]

Are there no punishments when a library violates the embargo? Just wondering.

Nerd Goddess said... [reply]

*is speechless*

Directly followed by mindless rambling.

chosha said... [reply]


*awed silence*

.s.o. .f.r.e.a.k.i.n.g. .l.u.c.k.y.

Nemesis said... [reply]

Edgy, you wondered right. The rules are that these books must be held in a safe place and cannot be made available to the public until July 21st and can only be handled by library staff for processing purposes. If I were to get caught taking one out of the building then the library would be fined thousands of dollars or some craziness. And I'd probably be fired.

Kinda makes me want to take a picture of the last page and just slap it up here, really. :-)

Miss Hass said... [reply]


John Dent said... [reply]

Kinda makes me want to take a picture of the last page and just slap it up here, really. :-)

Do it and I promise you will be rolling in Beef Stroganoff for the rest of your days!


PS: *is Jealous*

Th. said... [reply]



Is this a good thing or a bad thing? I can't tell....

Keem said... [reply]

Gasp! I want one! Why do I work in a dumb ol' academic library when I could be rolling around in HP books right now? (Or more likely hiding under my desk in a reading frenzy).

Carly said... [reply]

So the question is, are you going to secretly read it before it's out?! Have you?! Unfortunately I don't think it's *my* library at Harvard that would get book 7 maybe I can work some connections over at the Ed school. Dang, I'm jealous...

Kristeee said... [reply]

Nofe-air! Oh, well I just read the comments and found out you can't take it home and devour it. But did you sleepover at the library last night and devour it? Because that would be oh-so tempting...

noelle feather said... [reply]


I've GOT to order mine TODAY!

Anonymous said... [reply]

So do like you did when you were a kid. Excuse yourself to go potty and hope no one notices you coming out 14 hours later.


Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Hey, Nemesis, I have a question about new arrivals at the library. It seems like every time I've put a hold on a new book, I don't get it until at least a couple months after it was released at bookstores. How long does it take to process them and make them available for library patrons?

I freely admit that I don't really know much about the behind-the-scenes stuff at a library, even though I've been a regular patron for most of my life, but it seems like it shouldn't take two or three months to enter a new book into the system, slap the appropriate barcodes and labels on it, and put it out on the shelf.

And it sounds like you're making them available on July 21, not a few months from now. Is the Salt Lake County Library System just insufferably slow when it comes to new arrivals?

Jenny said... [reply]

I am so excited for you to tell me what happens! Also, you stole that word from me.

lilcis said... [reply]


Seriously, though, is it really ethical for you to even GLANCE inside that book, much less READ it? I mean, really, would you feel good about that?

Nemesis said... [reply]

SB, you forgot covering! :-)

It might just be that you're one of 20 people who've put a hold on the book and it takes awhile until it's your turn.

I don't know how mine compares to other libraries--we only have a few people doing the processing, but we also aren't ordering the volume of books that a bigger library would.

With the HP books, they're sending them to us early so that we can have them ready on opening day. Usually, though, we don't get them until everyone else does. And if we get loads all at once it can take a bit of time--but never as much as a month, especially not for best-sellers or books we know people have requested.

So yeah. I'm doubting it can really take them so long to process the thing, at that it might be more to do with your order in the queue. Do you think?

And lilcis, I would totally and absolutely feel ethical about glancing and even reading that book. Neener.

Kelly said... [reply]

Ahhhh! No Fair!

Squirrel Boy said... [reply]

Well, as a recent example, there was a book that came out in early March that I received in late May, I think. The library system ordered a dozen copies, and I was second in the queue. The book had been out for over a month, and the status on the library's site still said "in processing."

So at least this time, it wasn't that I was stuck behind dozens of people waiting for it. Maybe it's just that the county library system, as great as it is otherwise, really sucks at processing new arrivals in a timely manner.

alishka babushka said... [reply]

so now the question is...have you read it, and is it everything you wanted it to be?

April said... [reply]

Squirrel boy, Most likely library staff read it first before sending it out into the system. One of the perks we fully deserve, considering all the wackos we have to deal with!

Amy said... [reply]

Evil librarian...that is just so not right...book tease.

Lindsay said... [reply]

I worked at a bookstore when #4 was released. We also weren't allowed to take sneak peeks until the release date, which was sad. The books had to just sit in their boxes in the back room, all alone, until the official release date arrived. But that didn't stop me from occasionally lusting in their direction.

daltongirl said... [reply]

I think it would be 100 percent ethical for you to read it ahead of time. How else are you supposed to be able to recommend it to your patrons? Movie people see movies before they're released. So go for it. Also, you deserve it in compensation for the parts of your job that suck.

Dani said... [reply]

Please tell me where you work. And what I have to do to get a hold of one of those.

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