Jamie Oliver Canberra’s most borrowed in 2011

By 9 January, 2012 12

Territory And Municipal Services have announced the most popular books in the Library system last year:

The most requested books in 2011 were: Jamie’s 30 Minute Meals by Jamie Oliver, The Hare with Amber Eyes by Edmund De Waal, All That I Am by Anna Funder, Sideshow: Dumbing Down Democracy by Lindsay Tanner, Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks and Before I Go to Sleep by S. J. Watson.

The most requested DVDs in 2011 were: Valentine’s Day, Salt, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency: The complete first season, and The King’s Speech.

The most borrowed books over the last eight years are Mills and Boon titles, Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen, The Turning by Tim Winton, Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy (The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire, The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest), Hunwick’s Egg by Mem Fox, Daisy All-Sorts by Pamela Allen, Where Is the Green Sheep? by Mem Fox and Judy Horacek, and Be Gentle by Virginia Miller.

The most borrowed DVDs over the last eight years are Lost: The Complete First Season, The Persuaders Collection 2, Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, Stargate SG 1 Season 2, and The Day After Tomorrow.

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12 Responses to Jamie Oliver Canberra’s most borrowed in 2011
#1
poetix11:41 am, 09 Jan 12

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

#2
EvanJames12:05 pm, 09 Jan 12

Oliver’s recipes aren’t bad, at all. They work well, and my cookbook test (do you drool a bit while reading it?) is always passed. Funny borrowing a cookbook though, it’s the kind of thing you want to hand at any time surely?

His recipe for Swedish meatballs reduced my love of Ikea meatballs to a strong liking. His are better.

#3
dpm12:25 pm, 09 Jan 12

poetix said :

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

You know those public art sculptures etc commissioned by the ACT Govt that are (almost) universally despised by the Canberra public?
Well, when compared to poetry, they are elevated to the level of a new hospital wing, in terms of usefulness, in the eyes of the average Canberran! Hahahahaha! ;-)

#4
thatsnotme12:44 pm, 09 Jan 12

I’m a little surprised that people would bother borrowing a cook book – I’ve never failed to find any recipe online after a quick google search. Jamie Oliver has over 700 recipes available for free on his own website!

#5
dtc3:44 pm, 09 Jan 12

Jamie Oliver’s book was the best selling book in Australia last year, so no wonder it is borrowed a lot. De Waal, Funder and Brooks were also in the top 10 or so; but I think Tanner is far more popular here than anywhere else

Dont most people buy cookbooks, admire the recipies, drool over them and think about how impressive they will be, then cook spag bol? So borrowing rather than buying is much more sensible.

#6
EvanJames4:26 pm, 09 Jan 12

dtc said :

Dont most people buy cookbooks, admire the recipies, drool over them and think about how impressive they will be, then cook spag bol? So borrowing rather than buying is much more sensible.

You can always tell, from the splats on the pages, if they’ve been used or not. Any of mine that don’t have sufficient splats after a few years go to the Poor People.

#7
Deref4:29 pm, 09 Jan 12

poetix said :

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

How about a Mills and Boon romance starring Jamie Oliver?

“Oh, Jamie,” Nigella purred, admiring his apricots, “I just can’t wait to taste your Traditional English Sausage.”

“Just wait till you see my sweet jelly roll,” the young chef replied in his virile basso profundo as he unwrapped Nigella’s impressive melons…

#8
dpm4:59 pm, 09 Jan 12

EvanJames said :

dtc said :

Dont most people buy cookbooks, admire the recipies, drool over them and think about how impressive they will be, then cook spag bol? So borrowing rather than buying is much more sensible.

You can always tell, from the splats on the pages, if they’ve been used or not. Any of mine that don’t have sufficient splats after a few years go to the Poor People.

To clarify, are you still talking about recipe books??

Deref: Hahahahaha! Gold! :-)

#9
poetix5:03 pm, 09 Jan 12

Deref said :

poetix said :

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

How about a Mills and Boon romance starring Jamie Oliver?

“Oh, Jamie,” Nigella purred, admiring his apricots, “I just can’t wait to taste your Traditional English Sausage.”

“Just wait till you see my sweet jelly roll,” the young chef replied in his virile basso profundo as he unwrapped Nigella’s impressive melons…

Title: The Spatchcock Yet Rises. Though I think you must have been given the boxed set (ooh err) of Carry On films for Christmas!

#10
Deref9:17 pm, 09 Jan 12

poetix said :

Deref said :

poetix said :

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

How about a Mills and Boon romance starring Jamie Oliver?

“Oh, Jamie,” Nigella purred, admiring his apricots, “I just can’t wait to taste your Traditional English Sausage.”

“Just wait till you see my sweet jelly roll,” the young chef replied in his virile basso profundo as he unwrapped Nigella’s impressive melons…

Title: The Spatchcock Yet Rises. Though I think you must have been given the boxed set (ooh err) of Carry On films for Christmas!

Classics – every one. :D

#11
Mumbucks10:08 pm, 09 Jan 12

Deref said :

poetix said :

Deref said :

poetix said :

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

How about a Mills and Boon romance starring Jamie Oliver?

“Oh, Jamie,” Nigella purred, admiring his apricots, “I just can’t wait to taste your Traditional English Sausage.”

“Just wait till you see my sweet jelly roll,” the young chef replied in his virile basso profundo as he unwrapped Nigella’s impressive melons…

Title: The Spatchcock Yet Rises. Though I think you must have been given the boxed set (ooh err) of Carry On films for Christmas!

Classics – every one. :D

What no love thy neighbor? I’ll have ‘alf.

#12
Mumbucks2:30 pm, 10 Jan 12

Deref said :

poetix said :

What? No poetry? Now there’s a surprise! (Insert sarcastic emoticon wearing a beret.)

Mills and Boon and Jamie Oliver: 30 minute nausea.

How about a Mills and Boon romance starring Jamie Oliver?

“Oh, Jamie,” Nigella purred, admiring his apricots, “I just can’t wait to taste your Traditional English Sausage.”

“Just wait till you see my sweet jelly roll,” the young chef replied in his virile basso profundo as he unwrapped Nigella’s impressive melons…[/quote
Deref keep borrowing your Mills and Boons!

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