Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Mid-week melee of news

And I started my day today by accidentally deleting a file I needed, and having to call IT to open a request to restore. Ya, so OPLers, if you delete from the S or H drives, it doesn't go to the Recycle Bin. Just saying.

I've been a bit swamped here: planning summer programs, hosting author visits (one down, 2 to go, including local author Paul Glennon!) and LANCR events, arranging stuff to do during our library's system downtime during migration to a new version of our ILS, doing class visits and storytimes, working Sunday overtime, helping my mum buy a new PC, training for an upcoming running event, and more.

Meanwhile, I just finished Savage lands by Clare Clark (on the Orange longlist; shortlist announced yesterday) - I liked it, but definitely didn't love it. It was certainly steeped in its setting, and a solid historical novel, but nothing, to me, especially remarkable.

I'm now on to No fixed address by Aritha van Herk (based on a recommendation from fellow blogger, Maylin), which I am quite enjoying even though it is somewhat different from the type of thing I usually read (more illuminating thoughts forthcoming). My lunchtime book is Straight Man, by Richard Russo, which is also somewhat different in tone from my usual pick, but interesting.

Anyway, news. That's what I started out talking about, didn't I? With no futher ado:


  1. Aha! I was wondering why I had a crazy loan period for books I recently checked out.

    Good luck with the ILS migration. That can't be fun, at least in the short term.

  2. Ya, the migration is going to be, um, interesting. Meanwhile, the entire coll was pillaged as soon as ppl caught on to the extended loan period.