Reserving some books today, I noticed that Helmet now shows users their rank in the reservation line. Based on my place on the waiting list, it would appear that Mikko Rimminen’s Pussikaljaromaani is trouncing Tuomas Vimma’s Helsinki 12.
Assuming that there are only single copies of each book, and that each person picks up their reservation promptly, reads it, and returns it within 30 days, I will be reading the first lines of Helsinki 12 sometime in October, 2009. I’ll still have to wait another eight years until it’ll me my turn to pick up Pussikaljaromaani in February 2018.
Of course, that Helsinki 12 is in its second printing and ten euros cheaper than Pussikaljaromaani could affect these standings. Or it could be that the kind people who use the library like reading about drinking beer more than they like reading about assholes living it up dotcom style.