This week I finished one electronic library book (Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo, see my review for The Grisha Trilogy HERE). I’m also about a third of the way through another electronic library book, Dangerous by Shannon Hale
So…that’s not great but it’s better than nothing.
The prompt for this week is to talk about why you love libraries or why you love being a librarian.
I wish I were a librarian. I love libraries because they’ve always felt like a safe place to me. You walk in and it’s quiet and there are just books EVERYWHERE. There’s really nothing like it. The fact that libraries continue to be free boggles my mind. For the last couple of years, I’ve been almost exclusively getting my books from Overdrive (an online library connected to your local library). When I went to the Provo Library today for the scavenger hunt, I realized how many books were just sitting on the shelves that are also sitting on my Amazon wishlist because Overdrive didn’t have it. I need to get back to using the physical library. Seriously. SO MANY BOOKS.
Okay, so the scavenger hunt…I’m just going to have links to my Instagram instead of actually posting the pictures. Sorry, too lazy to double post. My husband and I stopped by the wonderful Provo Library to take some pictures for the scavenger hunt…and to pay my 20 cent fine…whoops!
1) Library card
2) An audio book (shout out to my husband the hand model)
3) A DVD
4) A large print book (bonus points if you can tell what the book is)
5) Event calendar
6) Flyer for an upcoming event
7) A fun display “Grab & Go Spring Break Bundles”
8) 800 Non-Fiction
9) A set of encyclopedias
11) A graphic novel
And then for the fun round we decided to limit ourselves to just the Young Adult/Teen section so that’s why we didn’t get some pretty easy ones on the list. Here’s the picture.
What we did get:
Girl in a dress on the cover – The Elite by Kiera Cass
Green – Following Christopher Creed by Carol Plum-Ucci
Number in the title – 1001 Cranes by Naomi Hirahara
Picture of someplace you’d like to visit – Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins (My husband chose this one.)
More than eight words in the title – How Zoe Made Her Dreams (Mostly) Come True by Sarah Strohmeyer (It had exactly eight, but I counted it. Also, I love this book.)
One word title – Nothing by Janne Teller (My husband picked this one too. He liked that the title for the one word book was “Nothing”. I have to admit, pretty clever.)
About libraries or the word library in the title – The Truth About Forever by Sarah Dessen (She works at a library for part of the book so I counted it).
For the record, the library had TWO authors with last names starting with “U” in the YA section which makes it virtually impossible to find a book written by an author with my same initials (AU). I was not pleased by their selection.
Anyway, I will leave you all with a nice quote to warm your bellies.
Following this train of thought, I would just add that libraries act as portals to anywhere you’d like to go.