Notes on a Sunday

Wow. It is really fall here in Florida now… after many weeks in the 70s and 80s a big storm has taken us into the 50s and low 60s. I will be spending many hours warming up in the solarium, reading and drinking hot chocolate. In fact…

Mmm, hot chocolate. -sips- Much warmer now.

It has been an interesting week for reading. I don’t do monthly tally posts anymore, but I do keep a tally in a lovely Google spreadsheet, and I discovered that in October I managed to read 18 books, which is the most I’ve read in any month this year, including the two months during which I had to read 20 YA novels for a class. This beastly total was helped in part by the six books I read for the Read-a-thon, and also by an unexpected airplane trip and, of course, my general lack of employment.

Of course, I’m not going to get anywhere near that this month… I haven’t yet finished a book! This is mostly because I started The Name of the Rose this week, and while I think it is going to be very interesting I found myself skimming through pages and generally not paying any attention to the story. So I am putting it aside until such time as I can actually focus on it. This weekend has found me reading The Little Stranger, which I should finish today or tomorrow and which I am currently madly in love with. I have no idea what’s going on, but I can tell that it’s the kind of book where you’re not supposed to, so I’m not terribly concerned yet. What I do know is that it’s quite creepy and reminds me vaguely of The Fall of the House of Usher and also The Haunting of Hill House, which is a good sign for me loving this book.

It’s also been an interesting week at the library β€” I volunteer there, as I’ve probably mentioned, and so far my duties have consisted of shelving things and also unshelving things that people want to read. It’s actually a pretty good time, and I’m sure the library loves that I take many things home with me every time I’m there. But, having one of these degrees in library science, I’ve been begging to be allowed to do more, and this week I was finally able to present a list of ideas for readers advisory (matching readers with books, basically) that I’d like to help with. Everything has to get cleared through the director, of course, but as of my meeting with the assistant director it looks like I will be doing some blogging, creating fun bookmarks Twinsburg Public Library-style, and possibly helping out with a book group. I am possibly far too excited about this, but it means that I have more things to do! I like feeling useful.

All right, back to reading!

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