Wednesday, June 30, 2010


A former teen volunteer friended me on Facebook this week.  She stopped by the library and found a note she and another teen volunteer left for me almost exactly nine years ago.

They teased me about the note and asked me every summer - for a few years - if I had found it.  I never did.  I didn't have time to check under every shelf.  I did look when I thought of it but nine years is a long time.

Margaret took pictures of the note and, until I get a chance to check tomorrow morning, for all I know she may have spirited the note away.  She shared the note and its contents with her partner in crime, Carmen.  Carmen shared the contents of that note on her livejournal.  If Carmen adds something before you get a chance to read the note, look for the post titled "Traveling back in time".
Now I know why I have stayed at this job for almost 22 years.   Thanks, Margaret and Carmen.  Thank you so much.

Sunday, June 6, 2010

Boks, books, books

I just finished reading Shannon Hale's The Actor and the Housewife, which turned out to be quite a surprise.  I know Hale's work with teen novels, fantasies - some based on fairy tales but all set in another place and time.  The Actor and the Housewife is firmly set in this decade and centers around a Mormon mom of four and her very unlikely friendship with a  very handsome, very desirable, very British, very famous actor.

I am not a romance reader.  I do NOT go in for clandestine affairs so I put off reading this book for a whole year.  This book - it made me laugh out loud very very quickly and it made me cry, as well.  The ending was bittersweet because I like these characters a lot.  And I resented losing each and every one of them, especially since one of them was lost irrevocably.  Enough.  Read the book.  I think it would make a great movie.