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Georgia | Saoirse
So there was a MYSTERY at the library today. A wee old women came in and said "I've a question. Why does page 7 in all the books I take out have the 7 underlined in pen? It seems odd." "What?" I say, thinking she might be a bit off her rocker. She showed me, and they did.
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
I asked if she was doing it, she said she wasnt and showed me the new book she was getting out that she hadnt even had yet. It also had the 7 underlined! "I don't know, maybe someone really likes page 7?" I said, assuming of course that there is a serial killer in the library.
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
I checked some other books. Most didn't have it, but a lot in this genre did - they're "wee old women" books (romances set in wartime Britain etc). Lots of underlined 7s. The woman who pointed it out shrugged and went on her way, "just thought you should know".
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Xopher "Abolish ICE" Halftongue Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
A surrealist prank?
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
My manager came back from doing arts and crafts with some of the kids and I decide to tell her about the serial killer in the library. And that’s how I found out that a lot of our elderly clientele have secret codes to mark which books they’ve read before.
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
Our computers do it automatically but many have been doing it since before that was possible, so Esther might underline page 7, while Anne might draw a little star on the last page, and Fred might put an “f” on the title page. Then when they pick it up, they can check!
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
It’s quite clever really but now I’m dying to just underline page 7 of every new wee old women book we get in.
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Adam Ramsay Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
I wonder if you can cross reference with your computer system and work out who '7' is, and introduce them to your client - as they clearly have the same taste in books!
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
So, good news: there’s not a serial killer in the library whose MO include the number 7 and wartime romances. Bad news: people are defacing books rather than just asking us to scan them 😡
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @AdamRamsay
I probably could!! A few of them were v new with only a few loans so could easily narrow it down. Might have a word 😂
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @AdamRamsay
Tbh I now want to read a book about a budding friendship/romance between two library customers who write notes to each other on page 7 of books they think the other will read, after figuring out the code.
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Ghostinthehost Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
My pet hate was when they wrote their initials on the cover, in biro...
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Erin Catriona Farley Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
This is amazing and I love it even though I really shouldn't.
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David McClemont Apr 3
Replying to @green_grainger
I think it’s a spy thing, some kind of dead drop. We need to know what happens on page 7 of these books!
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Georgia | Saoirse Apr 3
Replying to @DavoMc82
Might dig some of them out tomorrow to get photos 😂
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markus gahleitner Apr 4
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Büchereien Wien Apr 4
Schade, dass die Lösung so banal ist.
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markus gahleitner Apr 4
a liabe G'schicht find ich. Erlebt ihr Ähnliches?
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Büchereien Wien Apr 4
Eh. Nein, bei uns gibt es das natürlich nicht - andernfalls würde die Bibliothekarin zur Serienkillerin.
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James Chesters Apr 4
Replying to @green_grainger
They're almost equally bad
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