This week I started the audiobook for I’ll Give You the Sun. After listening to it for about 35 minutes on my commute to work, I tweeted this:
It’s safe to say that I’m LOVING it. If you haven’t read it, the book is written from two perspectives – Noah at age 13 and then his twin at age 16. Noah’s narrator, Jesse Bernstein, is just incredible. He’s got me driving down the road cackling and probably looking like a complete idiot, but I don’t even care. I’m really enjoying this one, and I’m pretty sure this will be one of the books I reread again as a physical book so I can appreciate the story in more than one way.
I also read Nova Ren Suma’s The Walls Around Us this week. Magical realism is always fun, and this was just so cool. It’s trippy and strange and wonderful. I was so confused most of the time and I loved it. Usually I don’t like when I have absolutely no idea what’s happening, but I was a fan of it in this case.
This week, I saved a total of $47.94 – $29.99 (I’ll Give You the Sun Audiobook) + $17.95 (The Walls Around Us)
Overall in the challenge, I have saved a total of $242.24! Libraries are awesome!
Each week during the Challenge, we’ve chosen a topic to discuss during our weekly update. This week’s topic is:
Share how often you visit your library.
Again, I feel like I’m cheating a little. I work in a library so I technically “visit” it every day Monday-Friday. HOWEVER, let’s talk about how often I check stuff out from the library, shall we? We get our “runs” every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday at the library. Since my library is part of a 20 branch system, we can request books/movies/audiobooks/etc. from any of the other 20 branches for our patrons and they’ll be delivered to our branch (it usually takes a couple of days, unless it’s currently checked out). I pretty much get something in our run each time we get one. That’s how often I check out something from my library system. Almost three times a week. Yeah, you could say I love my library.
Also, while we’re here, I wanted to share some exciting news! I currently work part-time (well, this month, I’m full time since our Children’s Librarian left), so I work Wednesday – Friday. Starting May 1 (NEXT FRIDAY), I’ll be the FULL TIME Youth Services Assistant at a library that is roughly four times the size of my current branch. The children’s section at the new library is just about the size of the entire library where I currently work. So yeah, the new library is HUGE. It’s also about 15-20 minutes closer than my current branch. I’m really sad about leaving my current branch as I absolutely love working there; my boss is awesome, and I’ll miss working with him every day. I’ll also miss the wonderful patrons I’ve gotten to know over the last 10 months. (Of course, there are a few things I won’t miss, but we don’t have to go into that here). I’ve felt guilty and sad and elated and excited and stressed and a whole bunch of other things for the past several weeks since I found out, but I think I’ve finally settled on excited. I’m ready for a new adventure, a new library, and full-time pay.
So how often do you visit your library? Do you check out items with as much frequency as I do?
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12 thoughts on “#ReadingMyLibrary Challenge | Week Four Update”
Congratulations on the new job, Stefani! I hope you love it. 🙂
Congrats on the new job, Stef!! That is so awesome!!
You reminded me that I REALLY need to start The Sky is Everywhere for Babes & Books – and I keep seeing more reviews on GR about how awesome it is. I have yet to read a book by that author.
I still haven’t read The Sky is Everywhere either, but I need to! I’m loving I’ll Give You the Sun, so I’m sure I’ll love that one too.
Good luck with your new job.
Congratulations on the new role!!! You’ll do FAB! R x
Thank you so much, Rachel!
Congrats on the new position!
The holds system sounds like the one my “big library” has. My “little library” is actually part of an awesome system called SC Lends. Through it I can easily request items from all over the state! It is rare for me to NOT have something on hold. I visit at least one of my libraries every week, and often go to both on the same day. 🙂
Good luck with the new job!
Enjoy your new location, Stefani! It will be nice having a shorter commute.