After calling in sick on Friday, I got into the office today to discover some ARCs had arrived in my absence. One of which was the upcoming Scarpetta novel by Patricia Cornwell.
Say it with me now: Squeeeeeeeee!
This is the bad thing about being a librarian. The last Cornwell book I outright enjoyed was Black Notice (5 books ago). I stopped buying my own copy after I damn near threw Blow Fly through a wall, but I'm a librarian. Literally thousands of books at my fingertips that I don't have to buy. Which means I keep reading series I should probably give up on because I'll just end up borrowing it from work. It's an insidious cycle I tell you.
I can't believe one of my coworkers didn't snap this up in my absence last week. Which just goes to show I'm not the only one who has been disappointed in the last couple of books.
I was rather high up on the holds list for this one, but now with an ARC in my hot little hands, I got to delete myself off the list. I always feel guilty (as a staff member) borrowing "in demand" books, so to compensate, when I get one I check it out and read it as fast as humanly possible (usually in a matter of days). Now I don't have to. I can get to this one at my leisure, although I'll still be reading it during the month of October.
For the rest of you hopeless types, official laydown date is October 23.