I’ve been a bit frustrated with my on line library. The waiting list for books is INCREDIBLY long. Too long.
Not long ago I was reading Mary of Country Threads’ blog. She recommended the book Before the Fall.
I checked my on line library. UGH. I am now #72 on the list and there are 3 copies of the book. Mary recently recommended two more books, The Woman in Cabin 10. My online library has it…I am now #75 on 3 copies. Another she recommended The Couple Next Door…I am #51 on 2 copies. Wait, there’s more….
A book I’ve been wanting to get is The Light Between Two Oceans. I am #111 on 6 copies. Remember me saying that my son Karl and I have been watching The Man in High Castle on Amazon Prime? Well I thought being I’m liking the series so much I’ll listen to the book. I put it on my wait list. I am #55 and there is only one copy of the book available. UGH. That is over a year wait….
I am so disappointed.
The library allows us to put 10 books on hold. You can see that managing holds is a little bit challenging too. I want to read these five books I’ve listed. They are five of my holds and will likely be there for a half a year or more….
Most of the books I read come from “hold list”. From time to time I will get an Audible book. I have one credit a month for a treat for me. That means I end up picking some books from the listings that aren’t checked out from the on line library and that hasn’t been the best experience. They typically are average books…I want good books!
I did try Hoopla. It was okay but their audio book selection was a lot of books that were self help books. I want historical fiction, mystery/thriller or drama.
So what’s a girl to do? Any suggestions?
I like to be frugal where I can and for the most part I am pretty patient when it comes to waiting so the online library has worked. I’ve really enjoyed a treat to have Audible and be able to select an audio book each month. I’m thinking about breaking the bank and upping my Audible selection to two books a month. Before I do, I was wondering if any blog reader have any suggestions of what you do to make listening to audio books a little more economical. Are there other programs? Does anyone know of a free listening for a review type program? I’d love some input…..