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Saturday, 28 May 2011

On My (Library) Wish-List

I was introduced to this meme via my lovely blogging friend Vivienne at Serendipity, hosted weekly by the gorgeous Book Chick City. Although this meme to showcase books on the ever increasing wish-list I have decided to do mine a little differently.

A few people will tell you I am a glutinous pig where books are concerned (some will probably say worse)and I freely admit to coveting pretty, shiny glorious books. However, I do not want to be greedy and have decided to showcase books that are on the library wish-list. Times are tough for everyone at present and people’s generosity overwhelms me. I received a beautiful parcel of books from Luisa Plaja for the library this week. You will get to see the pretties tomorrow in IMM [ : D ]

Another incident occurred this week that re-affirmed my belief in human nature; I was messaging a fellow reviewer on a (guess what) review site who supplied me with amazing information regarding manga for the library and allowing to add the reviews to the library system in order to entice the pupils. I am trying to expand our very poor collection of manga in the school library and stated that the budget had been drastically slashed this year. The wonderful person @shroudeddancer (also reviews erotica so be warned) then directed followers to me and told them of the library plight one very generous person @zeffkingston offered to send money in order to purchase some manga. I am not comfortable accepting money but was very touched by the offer.

So moving on from my rambling, this week’s library wish-list:  

Title: Before I Fall
Author: Lauren Oliver
Publisher: Hodder Paperbacks
Publication Date: 22 July 2010

Synopsis: From Amazon

They say 'live every day as if it's your last' - but you never actually think it's going to be. At least I didn't.
The thing is, you don't get to know when it happens. You don't remember to tell your family that you love them or - in my case - remember to say goodbye to them at all.
But what if, like me, you could live your last day over and over again? Could you make it perfect? If your whole life flashed before your eyes, would you have no regrets? Or are there some things you'd want to change...?

Review here

Unfortunately I gave my copy to another person before I got my job in the school otherwise I would have brought my copy in. Such a brilliant book.

Title: Vision of Escaflowne Vol 1
Series: Vision of Escaflowne
Publisher: Tokyopop
Publication Date: 15 May 2004

Synopsis: From Amazon

Hitomi Hoshino, a 16-year-old high school student with an interest in mysticism, experiences strange dreams at night. A mysterious temple, a tremendous jewel, a shadowy prince...The images trouble her, and a strange incantation keeps echoing in her mind. During a simple fortune telling one day Hitomi feels a magical pull, and in a shocking moment, the dream incantation drags her from her body. She wakes up in a strange world where the Earth hangs in the sky, and a headstrong prince asks her to power his god. Where is she? Why has she been transported? And, will she really be able to wake the deity Escaflowne?

To be perfectly honest I would love the entire series but this is a start.

So that is it for the first in (hopefully) weekly wish-list post for the library.


  1. Thank you for the mention. I hope you get these books for your school.

  2. Welcome to OMW - wishlist books don't have to be bought, they can be from anywher, they are just books that you're wishing for! Hope you get these from your library soon :)

  3. I really want to read Before I Fall. I keep hearing great things about it. I really enjoyed Delirium and I hear this one is even better.

  4. Before I fall was really good, hopefully you get to read it soon! :)

  5. I read (and reviewed) Before I Fall. I usually get my books from the digital library or borrow from work (a perk of working at a bookstore).

  6. I haven't read Escaflowne but I have seen the anime. Does your library have a friends of the library association? They might be able to help with the manga situation. Another option could be inter-library loans if your library is in partnership with other nearby library systems.

    My featured wish comes from the Armchair BEA interview I conducted earlier in the week. Come see who I interviewed and what book I've added.

  7. I've heard good things about Lauren Oliver's books and have them added to my wishlist as well. I find that this meme causes me to add even more books to my already overflowing wishlist :)

  8. Before I Fall is amazing - I hope you get both these books for the library :D


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