Thursday, February 11, 2010

We are so far ahead of the curve!!

Thanks to the wonderful generosity of one of our devoted library patrons, we now have a copy of the final volume in Stieg Larsson's Millennium series: The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. Why is that a big deal? you ask.....
Because this book is not being released in the United States until May 25th! The copy we now have in our collection is from the U.K., and now you can get a jump on all your friends and relatives down South. Seattle Public Library may have 82 copies on order - and 203 people waiting on the holds list - but they don't have a shiny new copy sitting in their hands (unless they have a Kindle, or they've ordered it online from, or bought it off E-Bay).
I prefer to take a more romantic view, picturing the book traveling across the Atlantic and the North American continent with some hardy traveler, being lovingly cared for along the thousands of miles until it arrived on our isolated little island, an out-of-place European expatriate amongst our boringly familiar American novels on the library shelves.
Apparently I need to get out more....

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