My latest Alert is the most interesting to date: It's my card catalogue entry for the Upper Hutt City Library in Upper Hutt, New Zealand. It had been ages since I'd seen a catalogue card; sort of made me nostalgic for my misspent youth:
Shock and awe/David Isaak
by Isaak, David
Basingstoke : Macmillan New Writing, 2007.
- Nuclear terrorism -- Fiction.
- Intelligence officers -- United States -- Fiction
- Undercover operations -- Fiction
- Suspense fiction
I also learn that it is presently checked out (though due back on December 12), and that there are five requests pending for it.
I've been to New Zealand a few times and love the place (though Wellington didn't used to be a good place to find yourself on a Wednesday night)--but I've never been to Upper Hutt. I regret this gap in my travels, as I now realize that folks in Upper Hutt are the most discerning and intelligent of their countrymen (and women), and you can bet the next time I visit NZ, Upper Hutt will be on my itinerary.