Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Intervention Time

The guys who work in the warehouse at my office must be backed-up, because guess what landed on my desk this morning? Yep, another package from Sandra Brown! Seriously, if you're a librarian who works at a library with any sort of foreign language collection you need to get yourself on that RWA list. Brown hasn't been the only author to shower me with freebies, and I've done particularly well in the Spanish and Japanese language departments.

In other news, I failed to mention that I got my RWA books cataloged. That's right slackers - I got my books unpacked, cataloged and on my book shelf all while I was dying from The RWA Plague (news on that front: I'm basically "all better"). Go Team Wendy!

Of course, just because I have new and shiny to distract me, doesn't mean I don't want more. Just in time to make me feel guilty about the obscene amount of books I own, eHarlequin is having a Buy One, Get One Free sale. That's right kiddies. For every book you buy, you get another book (of equal or lesser value) for free! Sweet baby Jesus. Why must they tempt me so? But you gotta hurry, because Harlequin has decided it only wants to lose it's mind until Thursday, August 14. You have no idea how desperately I want to place an order as I'm typing this - but I shall persevere! I shall not succumb!

Well....

At least until I get home. The flash drive that houses my Book Buying Wish List is currently sitting in my home office.

Way to go Wendy. You managed to resist for all of 5 minutes. A new personal best! WooHoo!

12 comments:

Nicole said...

I wonder if the librarians here in Cedar Rapids know. Would be good to maybe get on that list once they have a place to house things.

Apparently there were boxes and boxes and boxes of on-order books that also got caught in the flood. Yikes. And FEMA says that libraries aren't a necessary community resource, so won't give aid.

Tracy said...

I can't believe you got all your RWA books catalogued and shelved. That's truly amazing!

harlequin..I'm so there! Thanks for the update!

Wendy said...

Not a NECESSARY community resource?!?!?! Um, did anyone tell those FEMA yahoos that we became a necessary community resource when our government SLASHED mental health resources to, oh I don't know, NIL?!?!

That really bakes my biscuits. Definitely pass on that link Nicole. While not all libraries collect a wide variety of languages - many, many of them have Spanish now. Might be a good way to replace some of what was lost.

Damn. Now I'm really pissed.

Tracy: Yep, all on my LibraryThing account and on my bookshelves. Next up? I probably need to think about alphabetizing. Right now I only have my books sorted by "type." Historical, contemporary, mystery, erotica etc. etc. etc.

Michelle Willingham said...

How do I get ON the list? Or should I just talk to my local librarian? I have Italian and German copies of my books...

Wendy said...

Michelle:
You should ask your local librarian if they need Italian or German. I'd take them off your hands - but alas, we don't collect either language.

I'm not sure where the "list" of libraries is over at the RWA web site. I can't seem to find it anywhere in the membership area. But that could be because I haven't had my caffeine yet this morning.

Seriously though, if you're a librarian and reading this? Y'all really need to fill out that form that's linked in my blog post.

Samanthadelayed said...

I succumbed to the eharlequin sale and it felt good :)

Lil Sis said...

Wendy - is that eHarlequin deal include that Kimani Tru series?

Wendy said...

Lil' Sis: Yes, it includes ALL of the books currently on sale at the eHarlequin web site. I'll e-mail you the particulars. They currently have 12 books from the Tru series still available. I'll send you the link.

Rosie said...

What you are dear SL is an enabler. Wicked, wicked girl!

Wendy said...

Rosie: You say enabler like it's a bad thing.

Oh wait....

I guess it is.

wonderings said...

Wow, thanks for the eharlequin heads up! Feels a bit scandalous to purchase Heyer along with 'Spice' titles, but it's all good...

Wendy said...

Wonderings: LOL! That sounds like something I would do. I placed a small order. No trade paperbacks - mostly HSR, a few SSE and a stray Kimani thrown into the mix.