i forgot to mention in my post about the ALA conference i was just at in boston, all the free books i brought back to the library!
i got 50 free advanced reader copies of books that you can't even buy in the stores yet!
ARCs (or ARCs -- pronounced like the word arks) are pre-publication titles given for free to librarians at industry conferences and other events.
students can borrow any of these books from the big house library; you just can't search for them in the catalog, since we're not supposed to officially add them to the collection since they're not the real deal yet. authors could still change the story and editors still have to check for grammar errors and typos before the first edition is released. so reader beware, but reader enjoy! :)
p.s. if you have enjoy having these new books to read, please add a comment to this blog post and say so because they were really heavy to carry and very difficult to transport. i just want to know if you thought it was worth it. :)