A few weeks ago, I did a post all about how hold slips are generated at libraries (it's much more interesting than it sounds, I promise), and included in it some examples of famous people and what their hold slip codes might look like. I had such fun thinking about them that I decided to do a part II post entirely dedicated to what author's codes would be.
In case you haven't read that post (in which case, I absolutely recommend it), or just need a refresher, this topic assumes that holds codes are made using the first three letters of the person's last name and the first letter of their first name.
I've scoured my brain and the internet to come up with authors that have interesting or amusing codes, and categorized them into ones that:
- Form English words
- Result in a name
- Caught my attention for being interesting
- Where the holds code look shockingly like the author's own name