Thursday, November 26, 2015

I Don't Work Today!

For the first time in years, I arrived at the library ready to start my work week only to discover that I wasn't scheduled.  It was my day off!  I'd completely forgotten that, with the Thanksgiving holiday this week, I was not scheduled to work on Monday.

As mentioned, this is the first time in YEARS that I came to work on my day off!  And I think I know why...

While working in a Youth Services department has never been a dream of mine, having the opportunity to work face-to-face with the public, be a major part of the collection development, and create programming for the community has been an interesting challenge.

I enjoy the work I am doing and the people I work with.  My co-workers are supportive and kind, always willing to lend a hand when needed or make a coffee run when the caffeine starts petering out.  :)

So, with Thanksgiving right around the corner I would like to say, "Thank you" to the Youth Services department of the Germantown Community Library.  Thank you for welcoming me, allowing me the opportunity to try new things, and for supporting me throughout all the changes we've faced over the last year.

Y'all are wonderful and I'll never be able to put into words how grateful I am for you!

Monday, November 16, 2015

#TheShelfieHop Blog Tour

I am super excited to participate in #TheShelfieHop with so many book bloggers that I've followed and adored from afar!  Thank you, Bookiemoji and MyFriendsAreFiction, for hosting this challenge.

I considered doing something completely crazy and re-organizing my book collection(s) by color, but the mere thought of all that disorganization made my librarian-heart panic. Instead, I'll share with you some shelfies of my personal book collection and hope that you can't see the dust.  :)

First, are my main three book shelves which contain my childhood favorites, young adult titles, graphic novels, science fiction, and more!!!  As you can see, these shelves are also home to many of my nick-knacks and Precious Moments snow globe collection.  The messy shelf on the bottom, left corner is my catch-all shelf and currently holds books that I need to find a home for, my book mark collection (in the green box), and video game guidebooks.


Next, is the small shelf of graphic novels that I couldn't bare to part with when I cleaned out my book shelves a year or two ago.  These are some of my absolute series and if you haven't read them, you should see if your library can get a copy for you!  Personally, I would suggest starting with Meru Puri and then reading either Baby & Me or DNAngel next.

I have two other book shelves, but they are terribly disorganized and I was too embarrassed to show them, lol.  And, of course, there are the books on my bedside table, but my #bedsideshelfies will be posted to my Instagram, so I didn't include a picture of it here.

Here are all of the wonderful participants in #TheShelfieHop!  You should check them out, too.  Thank you for stopping by!  Hope you've enjoyed my bookshelves and rambling.  :)

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Sticky Note Review of Raptor Red

Raptor Red by Robert T. Bakker is best described as biographical fiction.  It is the story of a young Utahraptor as she tries to find her place in a world without her mate, struggles to survive the dangers of a prehistoric North America, and find a new mate to start a family with.

My sticky note review for this is simply: Biographical fiction... of a RAPTOR! <3 <3 <3 <3