I can’t tell you how pleased I am to report that a copy of Dan Simmons’ novel, Drood awaits me at my local library! I love it that when I can’t get an ARC (or it’s too late for one!), I can often get them quickly at my local house o’reading. Our local library may have its faults (mostly the fault of inattention by local government and a lack of tax support), but I don’t usually have too much competition for the most interesting new books. My only fear is that I’ll get it with on a * one week loan*!!! How will I read a tome like Drood in one week? I’ll have to stay up all night for a week to make that happen. I’m assuming I’ll just get a taste of the book and have to return it. Perhaps not, but it should be a hot read. I can’t wait!!