[minervacirc] High Demand Hold Digest - Summer Lovin' edition

Josh Tiffany jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us
Thu Aug 2 10:47:16 EDT 2018


Sweltering, sticky greetings and salutations - and welcome back to another
insightful, delightful, and possibly frightful edition of high demand holds
- August edition.

 

Yes, August is upon us all.  That sweet sensation that summer will last
forever fades from memory just as quickly as the page on the calendar is
turned.  Now is the time where that list of summer goals, created when that
long expanse of gorgeous weather stretched out before us all like an empty
six-lane highway, turns from delightful whimsy to panicked pressure.  You
mean you haven't read all one books on the Great American Reads list,
haven't manicured your lawn like you were the groundskeeper and Fenway Park,
haven't perfected the cooking process of paella, haven't tasted 57 different
types of local ice cream, and haven't experienced what the late great
Spaulding Grey called "the perfect moment"?  Well don't fear, there is still
much sunshine to experience, many roads to walk, much humidity to curse,
and, of course, many libraries to visit.  And what better way to greet the
beleaguered public than to have a heavy handful of hot items ready to go.  

 

Notes and observations from the list (mostly A/V).  The new Diablo Cote
written / Jason Reitman directed film "Tully" is easily confused with the
2002 indy film "Tully".  Be warned - and existential apologies for to the
twelve patrons who may be waiting in a long line for the wrong flick.  And
if that isn't confusing enough for you, the amazing new Spielberg film
"Ready Player One" comes in a whopping FIVE different varieties - do you
want the single-disc DVD, double-disc DVD, DVD+Blu-ray combo-pack,
single-disc Blu-ray, or 4-K version.  Personally I was hoping for a fan-sub
Taiwanese bootleg of the rough cut on VideoDisc or Betamax, but beggars
can't be choosers.  The same fate befalls Dwayne Johnson fighting oversized
pets in "Rampage" - with both a single-disc and double-disc DVD available
(with the load balance on the sole double-disc copy being WAY out of
balance).  

 

And in a hopeful effort to relieve the log-jam at other libraries - the
critically panned comedy "Father Figures" (currently sitting at 19% on
Rotten Tomatoes) has about thirty holds on the  two Blu-ray + DVD combo
packs.  There is now an individual Blu-ray copy with no wait list, plus
multiple copies of the single-disc DVD with a very small wait list.  If you
want to help a patron not wait until 2019 to obtain their copy, you might
shuffle some holds around.

 

Before ceasing with my babbling, I would once like to thank all those who
find these lists helpful, entertaining, or insightful.  And once again, the
numbers in the parenthesis is for items that appeared on the list last
month, and the number is the total change in the number of holds.

 

Cheers, thanks, and see you when the calendar turns again.

 

Your humble servant,

 

Josh

 

 

Joshua Tiffany, MLIS

Director - Gray Public Library

(207) 657-4110

jtiffany at gray.lib.me.us

 

"Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically
your own."- Bruce Lee 

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Books

1)      Stay Hidden (Doiron) - 382 holds on 70 items * (+101)

2)      The President is Missing (Clinton / Patterson) - 208 holds on 61
items (+4)

3)      The Perfect Couple (Hilderbrand) - 137 holds on 47 items (+17)

4)      Educated (Westover) - 129 holds on 52 items (+4)

5)      Clock Dance (Tyler) - 127 holds on 43 items 

6)      The Other Woman (Silva) - 123 holds on 38 items

7)      The Death of Mrs. Westaway (Ware) - 108 holds on 47 items (+10)

8)      Less (Greer) - 86 holds on 37 items (+18)

9)      The Summer Wives (Williams) - 76 holds on 21 items

10)   Paradox (Coulter) - 47 holds on 20 items

11)   Tailspin (Brown) - 39 holds on 5 items

12)   From the Corner of the Oval (Dorey- Stein) - 34 holds on 5 items

13)   Girl Wash Your Face (Hollis) - 34 holds on 6 items

14)   Bankers Wife (Alger) - 28 holds on 6 items

15)   Plant Paradox Cookbook (Gundry) - 26 holds on 10 items (+5)

16)   Old in Art School (Painter) - 19 holds on 6 items

17)   Iris and Lilly: Book 1 - 18 holds on 2 items (+1)

18)   Pachinko (Lee) - 15 holds on 3 items

19)   Hope Never Dies (Shaffer) - 14 holds on 4 items

20)   The Neighbor (Souza) - 14 holds on 3 items

Pre-order

1)      Kingdom of the Blind (Penny) - 103 holds

2)      Past Tense (Child) - 73 holds

3)      Dark Sacred Night (Connelly) - 66 holds

4)      Holy Ghost (Sanford) - 50 holds

5)      Leverage in Death (Robb) - 37 holds

6)      Look Alive 25 (Evanoich) - 35 holds

7)      Four Funerals and Maybe a Wedding (Bowen) - 33 holds

8)      Feared (Scottoline) - 32 holds

9)      Texas Ranger (Patterson) - 32 holds

10)   Walking Shadows (Kellerman) - 32 holds

Large Print

1)      The President is Missing (Patterson / Clinton) - 87 holds on 17
items (+9)

2)      The Perfect Couple (Hilderbrand) - 49 holds on 9 items (+13)

3)      Stay Hidden (Doiron) - 44 holds on 2 items 

4)      Clock Dance (Tyler) - 28 holds on 2 items (+16)

5)      Educated (Westover) - 28 holds on 6 items (+1)

6)      Cottage by the Sea (Macomber) - 27 holds on 10 items (+6)

7)      The Other Woman (Silva) - 22 holds on 8 items 

8)      The Summer Wives (Williams) - 21 holds on 5 items

9)      The Good Fight (Steel) - 17 holds on 7 items

10)   Look Alive 25 (Evanovich) - 12 holds on 2 items

Audiobooks

1)      Stay Hidden (Doiron) - 45 holds on 14 items (+9)

2)      My Ex-Life (McCauley) - 10 holds on 1 item

3)      There there (Orange) - 8 holds on 3 items

4)      Soul of America (Meacham) - 7 holds on 1 item (-2)

5)      The Summer Wives (Williams) - 6 holds on 1 item

6)      Ghosted (Walsh) - 5 holds on 1 item

7)      Prairie Fires (Fraser) - 5 holds on 1 item (-3)

8)      The Atomic City Girls (Beard) - 4 holds on 2 items

9)      Crazy Rich Asians (Kwan) - 4 holds on 2 items

10)   The Long-Lost Home (Wood) - 4 holds on ZERO items

Graphic Novels

1)      Sabrina (Drnaso) - 11 holds on 5 items

2)      Adventure Zone: Here Be Gerblins - 5 holds on 1 item

3)      Amazing Spider-Man vol 3 - 3 holds on 1 item (+1)

4)      Amazing Spider-Man vol. 2 - 2 holds on 1 item

5)      Belinda the Unbeatable - 2 holds on 1 item (=)

6)      Black Science vol 6 - 2 holds on 1 item

7)      Black Science vol. 7 - 2 holds on 1 item

8)      Blacknest Night: Black Lantern Corps, vol. 2 - 2 holds on 1 item (=)

9)      Dog man and Cat kid - 2 holds on 1 item

10)   Heavy Vinyl - 2 holds on 1 item

DVD

1)      Ready Player One - 40 holds on 4 items

2)      Chappaquiddick - 38 holds on 17 items

3)      A Quiet Place - 36 holds on 18 items

4)      Game Night - 33 holds on 14 items (-13)

5)      The Leisure Seeker - 28 holds on 10 items

6)      The Death of Stalin - 27 holds on 7 items (-3)

7)      Rampage (single-disc) - 23 holds on 5 items

8)      You Were Never Really Here - 20 holds on 8 items

9)      Finding Your Feet - 16 holds on 7 items

10)   Disobedience - 13 holds on 6 items

11)   Super Troopers 2 - 12 holds on 5 items

12)   Tully (2002) - 12 holds on 2 items

13)   Overboard (2018) - 12 holds on 4 items

14)   Proud Mary - 9 holds on 4 items (-1)

15)   Rampage (2-disc)  - 9 holds on 1 item

16)   A Wrinkle in Time - 9 holds on 2 items

17)   The Hurricane Heist - 8 holds on 3 items

18)   Truth or Dare - 8 holds on 1 item

19)   Acrimony - 7 holds on 3 items

20)   The Handmaid's Tale - 7 holds on 1 item (=)

TV Series 

1)      Heartland: Season 10 - 16 holds on 5 items (+1)

2)      Endeavour: Season 5 - 13 holds on 5 items

3)      Outlander: Season 3 (Blu-ray) - 9 holds on 1 item (=)

4)      The Handmaid's Tale: Season one (Blu-ray) - 8 holds on 3 items (+1)

5)      A French Village: Season 7 - 8 holds on 3 items (-1)

6)      Blue Bloods: Season 7 - 6 holds on 1 item (+1)

7)      Major Crimes: Season 6 - 6 holds on 2 items (-2)

8)      When Calls the Heart: Season 3 -  6 holds on 1 item (+1)

9)      The Heart Guy: Series 2 - 4 holds on 1 item

10)   Westworld: Season 1 (Blu-ray)  - 3 holds on 1 item (-1)

Blu-ray

1)      A Quiet Place - 23 holds on 5 items

2)      Ready Player One - 18 holds on 2 items

3)      Chappaquiddick - 11 holds on 3 items

4)      Game Night - 11 holds on 3 items (+2)

5)      I Feel Pretty - 11 holds on 3 items

6)      Isle of Dogs - 11 holds on 4 items

7)      Blockers - 10 holds on 2 items

8)      Super Troopers 2 - 7 holds on 2 items

9)      Thoroughbreds - 7 holds on 2 items (+1)

10)   Sherlock Gnomes - 6 holds on 2 items (+1)

11)   Truth or Dare - 6 holds on 1 item

12)   Beirut - 4 holds on 1 item

13)   Crooked House - 4 holds on 1 item (-2)

14)   Faces Places - 4 holds on 1 item (=)

15)   The Florida Project - 4 holds on 2 items (-2)

16)   Same Kind of Different as Me - 4 holds on 1 item (-2)

17)   Borg vs. McEnroe - 3 holds on 1 item

18)   The Foreigner - 3 holds on 1 item (-2)

19)   7 Days in Entebbe - 2 holds on 1 item

20)   Acrimony - 2 holds on 1 item

Blu-ray / DVD combo

1)      Father Figures - 29 holds on 3 items (-4)

2)      A Quiet Place - 24 holds on 2 items 

3)      Red Sparrow - 17 holds on 2 items (-1)

4)      Game Night - 15 holds on 5 items (=)

5)      The Post - 15 holds on 6 items (-9)

6)      Ready Player One - 13 holds on 6 items

7)      The Commuter - 7 holds on 1 item (=)

8)      Tomb Raider (2018) - 7 holds on 2 items

9)      The Greatest Showman - 6 holds on 3 items (-3)

10)   Acrimony - 4 holds on 1 item

4K Disc

1)      Black Panther - 6 holds on 1 item (-4)

2)      The Greatest Showman - 6 holds on 1 item (-1)

3)      The Shape of Water - 6 holds on 1 item (=)

4)      A Quiet Place - 3 holds on 1 item 

5)      Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle - 2 holds on 1 item (-2)

Music CDs

1)      Dark Matter (Newman) - 4 holds on 2 items

2)      Both Directions at Once (Coltrane) - 2 holds on 1 item

3)      Twin Fantasy (Car Seat Headrest) - 2 holds on 1 item

Miscellanous Items

1)      Ukulele - 5 holds on 1 item

2)      Josefina: American Girl doll - 4 holds on 1 item

3)      God of War (PS4) - 4 holds on 2 items

4)      Mariokart 8 (Nintendo Switch) - 4 holds on 1 item

5)      Farcry 5 (PS4) - 2 holds on 1 item

6)      Last of Us Remastered (PS4) - 2 holds on 1 item

7)      Murder, Interrupted MP3 (Patterson) - 2 holds on 1 item

 

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