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crana9
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why does everywhere have to make a simple thing so difficult?

I want a book.

I am 13th on the list waiting for one of the 2 copies possessed by Cambridgeshire Libraries.

My college library supposedly has it in stock, but it's nowhere to be found in the actual library.

The other book I wanted refused to let me take it out and needs recataloguing (this always seems to hapeen to tghe books I want).

I am beginning to think it would be easier for the 1st book at least to just go to waterstones and sneakily read it there. They make it so damn hard to get a copy without buying it.
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www.makepovertyhistory.com
Have a look there, they have some good plans!

If that's been given already I'm sorry, I haven't read everything, too many essays and too little time!
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Willa's plan for today:

Brave arctic weather to sainsburys to purchase various food stuffs and a few utensils
Spend 3 hours in the library desperately trying to finish chemistry and understand discrete maths!
Go do my one hour erg session (blurgh)
Come back and make PANCAKES!!!!!
Go to library and do even more work!
Collapse through exhaustion

wish me luck
Ooooh your day sounds fun! Or it could just be the pancakes that caught my eye... - that part of the day sounds fun! You made your pancakes yet?
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OMG.....I've just realised that The Darkness's "Growing on me" is possibly THE BEST song about an STI!!!!

Just listen to it through properly next time you hear it, and listen to the words....he's talking about a god damn STI!
....."OH SLEEPING IN AN EMPTY BED......I CANT GET YOU OFF MY HEAD!!!........"
awww, bless him, the innocent Or is it just that Scotish people are wiser/ more cynical/ more used to songs about genital warts (for warts it is)

Would genital warts get you a tax rebate with our new plan to 'make poverty history,' or could you class that as 'fetishist ' and charge a premium rate instead?

Crana - why can't you just buy the book? Buy it off the internet, if no money actually changes hands it doesn't count, does it? Hehe, I love Amazon.

Debt, here I come....
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awww, bless him, the innocent Or is it just that Scotish people are wiser/ more cynical/ more used to songs about genital warts (for warts it is)

Would genital warts get you a tax rebate with our new plan to 'make poverty history,' or could you class that as 'fetishist ' and charge a premium rate instead?

Crana - why can't you just buy the book? Buy it off the internet, if no money actually changes hands it doesn't count, does it? Hehe, I love Amazon.

Debt, here I come....
Hehe Willa innocent?

All these STD stuff is bringing back last week's PSE..... the stories my tutor told us was quite unpleasant urgh

And hey Platinumki I hadn't realised you got in Cam for Vet Med! - (realised the offer just not the course) - Well Done! Vetmed is well hard to get into.
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Hehe Willa innocent?

All these STD stuff is bringing back last week's PSE..... the stories my tutor told us was quite unpleasant urgh

And hey Platinumki I hadn't realised you got in Cam for Vet Med! - (realised the offer just not the course) - Well Done! Vetmed is well hard to get into.
oh, thank you!

I once went to this waxworks (can't think where it was...) but it was filled with these models of *ahem* infected gentlemen that were made to scare soldiers/ sailors in the war into not shagging the local hot totty. Argh - certainly put me off for a while. All that pus....
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(Original post by irisng)
Vetmed is well hard to get into.
Obviously none of the other courses are :rolleyes:
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Enough about warts OK, I just spent over an hour learning all about them and the lovely lovely cancers they cause.

I could just buy the book, and I could probably just sell it again, but it's not like it's impossible to obtain from a library (just damn difficult). Plus I am trying to cut down on how much "stuff" i have. I would rather read a book and then maybe if i really like it or i will need it all the time buy it, than just buy it when i might not really like it and never read it again.

Could be worse - I gave up once when I was 126th or so in the queue for a book in Nottinghamshire. I ordered one over the summer from Notts and they estimated a wait of 18 months...! I think I was 98th in the queue or something, although they did have more than 2 copies (I got it earlier than that though as some people never pick up the book/dont keep it for 3 weeks)

Cambs is waiting for about 6 more copies to arrive, so it shouldn't be TOO long.
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I had no idea Nottinghamshire was such a bibliophillic society.

I canot imagine what book it was!!!
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alright alright the first one was the (then new) Philip (Phillip?) Pullman book - amber spyglass. In the end I found it in my school library (this was some time ago..) but eventually bought it because, well, i really liked it

The other one was...ahem.. a trashy crime novel (that was new over the summer) featuring the fantastic Temperance Brennan. I got it last term when i went home for a visit and posted it back for mum to return :rolleyes:

Cam libraries have free requests on non fiction, which is rather nice. notts are generous enough to give me free requests on everything, though.. so..
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in case anyone is interested, these are the top requested books in Cambs.

Notice that "Being Jordan" makes it into the top 10..

http://ipac.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/ipac20/ipac.jsp?session=11Y668D862296.7 5910&profile=hweb&uri=link=10000 [email protected][email protected][email protected]!1100002&a spect=basic&menu=search&ri=1&sou [email protected]!hweb&term=TO P+TITLES+ON+REQUEST+07+JAN+05&in dex=BSL#focus

I can't find Nottms most requested books.
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ah... trashy crime. I'm an Agatha Christie girl, myself

I didn't think Amber Spyglass was better than Northern Lights and The Subtle Knife, but I did like the wee beasties with wheels. I mentioned it in my Cam interview (along with Daleks )

Obviously you and I have different book-habits however. To me, I love owningmy books and that special 'new-book' smell and seeing them on your shelves and the smooth way new books feel - no creases and...

My name is Alice and I am a book-fetishist....
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Patricia Cornwell, baby! And I can pretend it's "revision"
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well, i like agatha christie, but having read pretty much all of them several times when much younger, they are a bit spoiled for me now. although my memory is reasonably poor, so I still get to discover "whodunnit" again for not-very-memorable ones.

I have the northern lights & subtle knife too.

New books are all well and good but by nature I am a destructive (accidental!) person and my books don't usually stay looking new for very long. Plus, even when I'm here I get through a goodly number of books a week - there's no way I would have space for them all let alone affording them

in addition i have loads of books i have bought and never read (mainly ones that are "worthy". ahm. obviously i don't pick trashy escapist novels over works of literature). So i dont see the point in buying more till ive read the ones ive got.

It does irritate me thought that Cam Central library often have 4 or 5 copies of a book by a particular author and almost nothing else by them. they have at least 4 copies of the rottweiler by ruth rendell. which ive already read. damn them! but all the copies of the OTHER books by her are sitting in rows of 4 (presumably) in Ely, which is where all books seem to live.
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Patricia Cornwell, baby! And I can pretend it's "revision"
lol.. i have actually gleaned a lot of useless knowledge from crappy fiction. it doesnt help that the only "family bonding" that exists in my ilfe is when we sit around and watch forensic detectives together and swap our ideas on the perfect murder.

my dad sits there and goes "Get the luminol out you stupid woman , what are you playing at"..
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yay it's pancake time!!!!
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they have more copies of the rottweiler in cambridgeshire than they do libraries. even counting prison libraries and "library access points". but they dont have any bloody copies of dawkins' new book i can borrow until i wait for 12 other people to finish with it!
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Virus on the loose!
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.. for daft people who accept windows-modifying files, that is. only kidding shuai.
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I thought Cambridge ha a copyright library :confused:

(Original post by crana9)
lol.. i have actually gleaned a lot of useless knowledge from crappy fiction. it doesnt help that the only "family bonding" that exists in my ilfe is when we sit around and watch forensic detectives together and swap our ideas on the perfect murder.

my dad sits there and goes "Get the luminol out you stupid woman , what are you playing at"..
You mean that's not normal?

My parents have arguements over who is smarter: Columbo or Grissom. :rolleyes:

Clearly Grissom
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