This piece was inspired by an image I printed off the internet several years ago. No idea who the original artist was.
I mentioned last post that I was thinking of beginning to use the Inter-Library Loan service to get books that aren't in the Humboldt County library system. I learned yesterday that it is more efficient and costs the library less money to request books through the library's ZipBook program than through Inter-Library Loan.
With the ZipBook program, you can request that the library basically buy the book for you, as long as you return it to the library so they can catalog it into their system. You can't order another book until you've returned the first. How it works is that you fill out a request form, the library buys the book through Amazon Prime, it's shipped to you at home, and after you've read it, you return it to the library where it's put into the system and made available system-wide for others to borrow. All for a mere $1.00 each book. Isn't that fantastic?! Yesterday I ordered The Drowning River, Christobel Kent's first in the Sandro Cellini series. The librarian in Fortuna said it would take about a week to get the book. I'll let you know how quickly it really happens.
I've seen these movies/TV programs recently, via Netflix or streaming, that I can recommend ~
- In a Better World, Danish film via Netflix.
- Chef, via Netflix. I'm probably one of the last to see it and I loved it.
- Game Change, HBO movie via Netflix. Julianne Moore channeling Sarah Palin.
- Ira & Abby, quirky film written by Jennifer Westfeldt, via Netflix.
- Broadchurch, British mystery TV program, via streaming.
- Happy Valley, Brit mystery TV, streamed
- Last Tango in Halifax, Brit dramedy TV, streamed
- Scott & Bailey, Brit mystery TV, streamed