Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Reading (or listening) on the Road

Posted by Michelle Brown On 3:21 PM No comments
Before I moved to the Sacramento area, I never drove long distances regularly. My work was about 15 minutes away and most stores were within that as well. I never really got into books on CD because I could never finish them in the car, and I didn't really listen to them in my home. Now, my work is 45 minutes away, but I only make it in that time when there isn't much traffic. Some days it can take an hour or so. Luckily for me, I work at a library and am a frequent user of it and the other library near my house. And now that I have started crafting and making jewelry, hopefully I will get into the habit of listening to them at home as well.

So... what am I reading or listening to now? Here's a look...

This Book is Overdue!

I work at a library and am planning to get a Master's degree in library science. I figured I had a duty to read it! I must say that I love the cover. Super hero librarian to the rescue!

The book focused on the role of the librarian and how it is changing with the invention and progression of technology. The author tells lots of great stories about libraries she visited and people she encountered. 

The main thing I came away with after this book was not to take librarians for granted or think they are easily replaceable even with the emergence of ebooks and online libraries. I was never one to think this, but it made me realize their importance even more. They do a lot more than just sit at a desk answering questions and looking up book titles. 

 You can read a description of the book here on Goodreads or add it to your list:

Lots of Candles, Plenty of Cake!

I've never read a memoir before, so this was a first. I was leaving work one day and realized I had an hour drive and I finished my last BCD. I quickly browsed through a stack and grabbed this book which looked interesting. I had heard of the author, but never read any of her books. 

At first I wasn't too sure about listening to a memoir, but after a little ways into the first disc I found myself smiling and nodding as I listening to her stories.

Although many of the things she talked about haven't happened to me yet (I am only 23), I could definitely relate to many of the topics in her book. I also thought there was some great advice that will help me in the future.

You can read a description of the book here on Goodreads or add it to your list:

I just finished the last disc of Lots of Candles... so I am on the hunt for a new good read! Let me know if you have any suggestions!


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