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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #150 on: September 07, 2010, 03:54:06 PM »
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #151 on: September 07, 2010, 03:58:37 PM »
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

Mine is 10.

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #152 on: September 08, 2010, 10:14:13 AM »

Your library really asks about racial background? Is that of any particular interest to them?

Yes, it's something almost all public services in the UK try to keep track of. If, say, 20% of City X inhabitants are Kumquat, but only 3% of library users are, then we're either not providing what the Kumquat community want, or not publicising what we provide well enough. Having a service that isn't seen as sufficiently inclusive is a good way to get your funding slashed.

(The Mountain Rescue Service has real problems with this. For whatever reasons, mountain activities are significantly less popular with almost all the UK's minority fruit types, and the Mountain Rescue Service catch heck for not rescuing enough Kumquats. But if no Kumquats get into trouble on the mountain, they're a bit stuck. ::))

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #153 on: September 08, 2010, 11:00:24 AM »
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

Mine is 10.

Mine is 50 books, ten movies, not sure how many books on CD.

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #154 on: September 08, 2010, 03:34:26 PM »
What kind of library limits do you guys have?  I've had 50-ish books out at a time, and haven't hit the limit, although I know there is one.  There is a limit of 20 for the hold list.  I've come close to that. 

Mine is 10.

Mine is 50 books, ten movies, not sure how many books on CD.
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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #155 on: September 08, 2010, 04:28:21 PM »
Six?!?  No wonder you guys have multiple cards.  I think I have 6 items waiting for me on the hold shelf at the library. 

This thread has made me realize that if ever I wanted to start a business which involved shipping scandalous items, I think the business name would have "books" in the title.  Except for whack-a-loons like DQ and this neighbor, people don't bat an eye at book shipments. 

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #156 on: September 08, 2010, 04:39:15 PM »
Sophia, you made me chuckle.  Let's just say that scandalous items are most certainly available from one of the internet's biggest book sellers.  It's almost as good as a plain brown wrapper, except if the kids see the box they want to know if there's anything in there for them.

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #157 on: September 12, 2010, 12:54:55 PM »
In our house, you see books everywhere.  It's going to be hard when DD1 moves out because a lot of them are hers.  We will have to go through them to make sure she takes hers and not mine!  Plus I have my Nook with 10 pages of books so far.  (Have to wait until pay day to add a couple of more.  Plus I go through and get a lot of the free books offered.)  I think I could qualify for the BBB Club.  I have all 3 (D cup) books everywhere and I do have a brain that I use on occasion.

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #158 on: October 18, 2010, 07:30:40 PM »
So, in short, your detail didn't bother me personally,
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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #159 on: November 28, 2010, 03:56:37 AM »
Hi,  I'm new here,  and very late for the party but I I just wanted to say that I need to be in your "who could possibly have that many books" club.

I rent a room in a boarding house,  I moved with a bed,  2 dressers,  a trunk,  5 boxes of cloths, computer, desk, chair and 4 bookshelves and 25 boxes of books.

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #160 on: November 28, 2010, 10:56:54 AM »
Same here.  I had a lot of furniture, but I have four book cases I came with and two more that were built in to my walls....and at least twenty boxes of books.  Who is it that can live without books?

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #161 on: November 28, 2010, 11:11:38 AM »
Same here.  I had a lot of furniture, but I have four book cases I came with and two more that were built in to my walls....and at least twenty boxes of books.  Who is it that can live without books?

Tell me about it ::)

I was discussing e-readers with my sis the other day, and she said, 'well, it's not the same, there is just something about a book...'

Yah. Not a single bookshelf in her house, no books except for her kid's books (my niece is a reader, thank the PTB), and I doubt my sis has read a book in 20 years.

Incomprehensible to me.

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #162 on: November 28, 2010, 01:38:19 PM »
you CAN be a huge reader and not have many books if you go to a libiary for all of them.

I have friends that do that.  To look at thier house you would think that they don't read a word that is printed

but get to know them and there is a stack of libiary books here and there in the house.  (they put them "away" when "company" is coming)

now me I have a "bazillion" books according to the kids.....
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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #163 on: November 28, 2010, 01:51:17 PM »
you CAN be a huge reader and not have many books if you go to a libiary for all of them.

I have friends that do that.  To look at thier house you would think that they don't read a word that is printed

but get to know them and there is a stack of libiary books here and there in the house.  (they put them "away" when "company" is coming)

now me I have a "bazillion" books according to the kids.....

My mother is that kind of reader. I don't think she owns a single book, yet goes through 3 or 4 library books a week.

Trust me when I say my sister is not a reader  :P

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Re: Bad Neighbors: Don't Bring Too Many Books When You Move In
« Reply #164 on: November 29, 2010, 04:59:33 PM »
(The Mountain Rescue Service has real problems with this. For whatever reasons, mountain activities are significantly less popular with almost all the UK's minority fruit types, and the Mountain Rescue Service catch heck for not rescuing enough Kumquats. But if no Kumquats get into trouble on the mountain, they're a bit stuck. ::))

Maybe they can change the way they calculate the statistics? "We have a 0% failure rate in recuing kumquats who get lost on our mountain."
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