I rather startled my colleagues today.
I came into the returns room, saw a book on the shelving trolley, pounced on it and began to bounce with excitement.
The book was "When We Wake" by Karen Healey.
The reason I was so excited was that while I was working on Saturday, I'd picked up "While We Run", and began to read it. I got 30 or 40 pages in, well into the actual plot, when I looked on the back cover and realised that it was the second book of two. I really wanted to keep reading that story. It had grabbed me really hard, in a way that was noticeable because "The Dreams of the Chosen", a Brian Caswell that I'd been very excited about, just hadn't grabbed me. But I also wanted to read the first story first.
So I went off to the library catalogue, and promptly misread it as saying there was a copy of the first book, "When We Wake", on the shelf at the library (it was at a different branch), put it on hold, and was very disappointed on Monday morning when I discovered that it wasn't on shelf at all.
But today it arrived. And I am so excited.
I have already begun reading "When We Wake" in spare moments. It's future/dystopia set in Australia (not unlike "The Dreams of the Chosen" and, in fact, the two Ambellin Kwaymullina books that I really want to read soon if not next.) There's politics and action and science and I cannot wait to get into these two books properly.