Tuesday, March 22, 2005

Weekend Wrap-up

Interesting. I picked up the copy of Most Wanted from the library and I was surprised it was a trade paperback instead of a hardcover. Then I realized that the copy is an Advanced Reader's Copy. I don't think I've ever encountered that at the library before. Is that allowed? The cover only says "Not for Resale," so I guess it's okay to lend it for free via the library. Any input, library friends?

H. and I had a very productive weekend. By noon on Saturday, we had both gotten a haircut, went to the grocery store and gone through the car wash. When we got home, I swept and mopped the kitchen floor and had most of the laundry done. So I didn't feel guilty taking a short nap Saturday afternoon.

On Sunday, H. and I went to the mall and actually found everything we were searching for - a gift for the guy at work who fixed our home computer, Easter shoes for her, work jeans for M. and paint for moving forward with H's new "big girl" bedroom. The only thing I was disappointed about was that Sears does not carry most of the Land's End bathing suits in their stores. I wanted to try on a couple of different styles I had seen in the catalog, but they didn't have them. Now I might have to order several and return the ones I don't like.

H. was very interested in seeing the Easter Bunny, but not actually interested in getting near him. We waved to him as we walked by and she said Happy Easter, but that was it. Quite frankly, I thought he was a little scary, too. He was very large and, unlike Santa, doesn't talk, which is a little disconcerting.

PS - Good news, the county library system has dropped its $1 ILL/on-hold fee as of March 1. (It went into place last March 1 due to budget cuts.) Now I can catch up on some books I couldn't get at the local branch without paying the $1 fee (not that I minded giving my dollar to the library every once in a while). However, this alters my buying habits on bookcloseouts. I would often by a book for $2.99 or $3.99 if I was going to have to pay $1 to get it from another branch anyway.


LbryGrl said...

Hi! The answer to your question about the Advanced Reader's Copy is "No!" those copies should not be added to the library collection for circulation.

What's the theme of Hayley's "big girl" bedroom? Sticking with Raggedy Ann or changing to something else?

I like the bathing suits in the Land's End catalog, too. Too bad they are not available in a store to try on. Not that I ever enjoy trying on bathing suits in fitting rooms with their so called "doors" that are really a wavy curtain that is too small to reach all the way across from one side to the other (sometimes worse than bathroom stall "doors").

Glad to hear your llibrary dropped the ILL fee. :-)

Real Live Woman said...

Hayley's new big girl bedroom will be this:
JCPenney bedroom
We bought everything in the picture except for the net canopy and accent rug. I plan on painting the room exactly as you see it here - half yellow, half peachy-orange. Now I just need to find a place for all the stuff that's in that room...