And then there were books...

And lest you think I did nothing but eat on my vacation, here is a list of the books I read:

Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins - I FINALLY read it and it totally delivered. Yowza. Luckily, Jen (of Reading Rants) is hooking me up with Catching Fire this week.

Titanic's Last Secrets: The Further Adventures of Shadow Divers of John Chatterton and Richie Kohler by Bradford Matsen - It really leaned toward conspiracy theory, and I'm not quite sure I'm buying what they're selling. A fascinating read, nonetheless.

Sense and Sensibility by Jane Austen - Read this a second time. It
makes me feel calm when my life is in upheaval.

Omnivore's Dilemma: The Young Readers Edition by Michael Pollan - I didn't quite finish it yet...it's dragging for me...

I also got together with three of my favorite librarians: BJ Toewe, Karen Fischer, and Linda Bellock. These three women are the reason I'm blogging today, working as a librarian and in publishing. They work at Salem Public Library and took a chance on a 22-year-old kid with no library degree and not one ounce of experience with children. They hired me as a library assistant and, fast forward twelve years, here I am today. We got together for a delicious meal at BJ's house, overlooking a lake, sitting outside and laughing up a storm. It's glorious when you're able to go back to where it all started and be thankful for all your opportunities.

That said, we didn't really talk books: we gossiped. You know how librarians are...

Eat, drink, and bring a strong back on vacation to carry all your books.

1 comment:

Jazz said...

Ah, so jealous you are getting Catching Fire early. I finished The Hunger Games yesterday and I feel that it changed me in great ways.