Friday, March 10, 2006

People Also Want To Read...

We've updated the list of the titles with the most holds on them, Books You're Willing To Wait In Line For (what we call among ourselves 'the manyholds list'.) There are no surprises at the top of the list, lots of people waiting for

But on beyond the bottom of what we show on the web page—past The glass castle : a memoir, by Jeannette Walls ; Postwar : a history of Europe since 1945, by Tony Judt—we have a very long list of titles that at least a handful of people are waiting for. Videos such as March of the Penguins and Islam, Empire of Faith (which we have in both VHS and DVD). Titles back in demand or forever in demand: In Cold Blood and The Da Vinci Code, presumably because of movies; the sound recordings of Diana Gabaldon's Outlander and Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way. There's yet another new Alexander McCall Smith with the usual charming title, Blue Shoes and Happiness; Sylvia Browne's newest book, If you could see what I see; audio versions of Claudia Funke's Inkheart & Manuel Ruiz' The Four Agreements; intriguing, well-reviewed fiction titles like Kiran Desai's The inheritance of loss; new non-fiction like Dogs of God : Columbus, the Inquisition, and the defeat of the Moors by James Reston, Jr.

There's no particular reason to single out some rather than others. It's just that it's endlessly interesting for us, what people want to read...

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