Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Slice of Life: Read by Numbers

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Betsy, Beth, Kathleen, Deb, Lisa, Melanie, and Lanny
 for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

It all started with a simple search for Things to Do by Elaine Magliaro. I had just read Linda Baie's review of this new book, so I headed to our library site to request the book.  

But I soon found myself with more books on my holds shelf. You see when I entered Things to Do as the title search, I ended up with 44 pages of things to do and 1,096 items.  I am easily distracted, but no, I did not look at all 44 pages.  However, I did allow myself to peruse the first page of 25 titles.  And that's how I ended up with three additional titles on my holds list:
  • 100 Things to Do In Seattle Before You Die (which is ready for me to pick up) 
  • Sixty Things to Do When You Turn Sixty (in transit)
  • 50 Fantastic Things to Do With Babies (also in transit)

So, I'll have some books to amuse me while I wait for Elaine's book to show up.  I'm hold #5 on 15 copies, but they are all currently "in process" (library speak for new books that are waiting in a long line to get processed and become available for check out).  But no worries, I'll have 100, 60, and 50 things to do while I wait.   I wonder how many things to do are in Elaine's book!


  1. I love how on the way to one thing, so many others claim your attention. There's a joy to that. BTW, now I am intrigued about the book you mentioned (elaine's). Thanks.

  2. The internet leads us on and on! I hope you love Elaine's book! Our library uses the 'in transit' thing too, but sometimes it is a long wait! Happy Valentine's Day!

  3. I think I need to gift Elaine's book to myself, Ramona. Waiting for that library book can sometimes feel endless - intriguing choice of books!

  4. Ha-ha. This was funny. I hope the books are good and inspire you to write some "# things to do" slices.

  5. This is so funny! I was searching for a book on Amazon recently (which I can't remember the title of right now) and about 20 other books came up other than the one I was searching for because the title was too common. Looks like you found some other good reading options!

  6. Just from those three titles, I can see that you are going to be very busy indeed. Sounds like writing fodder, just in time for March.

  7. I loved reading about your trail of discovery. You made me laugh with your ado about so much to do.

  8. I came across Elaine's book last week at Tattered Cover, then came home and read Linda's post! You will love it! I need to get hold of Sixty Things when You Turn Sixty!