Tuesday, 29 November 2011

End of an era...

I'm a little bit sad today as it the end of an era, because the visits to my local area by the mobile library service have been stopped forever. It's all due, of course,  to local government spending cutbacks, but it's a real blow to our community, especially for those like me who enjoyed the convenience of having a decent library right  there on my doorstep.

Luckily,I have a new library to visit, it's just a couple of miles away, but that means a journey by car - still, I realise how lucky I am to have a library service at all - so I'm not complaining.

I'm just sad for a service lost.....

Here are some of my favourite books  borrowed from the mobile library this year ....

The Small Hand by Susan Hill
The House at Sea's End by Elle Griffiths
Started early, took my dog by Kate Atkinson
The Anatomy of Ghosts by Andrew Taylor
Darkside by Belinda Bauer
Belle by Lesley Pearse
The Gallows Curse by Karen Maitland
Florence and Giles by John Harding
The Absolutist by John Boyne
The Midwive's Confession by Diane Chamberlain
Fallen by Karin Slaughter
Before I go to Sleep by S J Watson
Now you See Me by S J Watson
The Dressmaker by Posie Graeme-Evans
The Haunting by Alan Titchmarsh
Sing You Home by Jodi Picoult

And way back in 1991.... I was the first person to borrow a new book which was a little known historical / time travel novel by an unknown American author called Diana Gabaldon. That book was Cross Stitch -
which has since become one of my all time favourite reads - and it's the only book EVER, that once finished I turned immediately to the beginning and started it again. I renewed it several times before reluctantly handing it back to the library !!


  1. I did exactly the same thing with Cross Stitch! Went to the library heavily pregnant and wanted the fattest book they had, as I knew I wouldn't be waddling back there for a wee while...and the rest is history!

    They'd had it on the shelves about 20 mins when I checked it out and I thought it sounded 'iffy' but took it anyway because the hardback was the size of about 2 house bricks, heheh.

  2. Aw Josie how sad, we only had one when I was a small child and never as a teenager

    Lainy http://www.alwaysreading.net

  3. Hi Silver Thistle - Thanks for dropping by - I know what you mean about the size of Cross Stitch - it makes your arms ache just holding it - much easier these days on Kindle !!

  4. Hi Lainy - my children used to love visiting the library bus when they were small...


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