So my local library is closing for 6 months (either for renovations or because they need to save cash, although given the amount of cash being poured into my local area between the Olympics and the Westfield shopping centre, I highly doubt the latter) – not that Newham Council has decided to put this on the website or anything.
Anyway, knowing that they were going to close, I went in to take out my books for the winter – the due date would be in April some time so I thought I’d take out some real chunksters that it will take me a while to get to.
I figured I’m doing the librarians a favour, right? If the books are in my house, they don’t have to pick them up and box them and keep them away from the paint – and these were heavy to carry home!
I was good and stuck to my rule of only borrowing books that I’ve heard of – there’s quite a few recent Booker/Orange contenders there.