I am a librarian who steals
Today in the Kitchen we began talking about our backgrounds and education, which of course lead to people learning that I am also a librarian, which of course leads to the age old questions:
"What's your favorite book?
"Who's your favorite author?"
"What are you reading right now?"
"Can you recommend any books for me to read?"
So, I told them:
Too many to chose one, but some are: To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee; Travels with Charley, John Steinbeck; Gone with the Wind, Margaret Mitchell; Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen; Angela's Ashes, Frank McCourt; Roots, Alex Haley
Too many to chose one, but some are: Jane Austen, John Steinbeck, Ernest Hemingway, Mark Twain
Right now, well, you can see those on my side bar.
YES! I gave them my list.
And also what I always mention when books come up is how I am constantly stealing ideas for what to read from my patrons. For example, tonight I ordered two books (after ordering copies for patrons):
- An Unquenchable Thirst:Following Mother Teresa in Search of Love, Service, and an Authentic Life, Mary Johnson
- Jacqueline Kennedy: historic conversations on life with John F. Kennedy, Caroline Kennedy, with Michael Bechloss
Also, I thought this article was great. One of my favorite parts about being a librarian is the tough question which can happen across your path. These are great. Librarians, what have been your toughest/funniest/weirdest questions?