#ReadingMyLibrary Scavenger Hunt and Week 3 Update

Reading My Library Challenge

Hello fellow readers!

With April almost coming to a close (April went by so fast, don’t you think?), this #ReadingMyLibrary is almost coming to a close. I’m a little saddened, this challenge has been a lot of fun! But reading from our libraries doesn’t have to stop ;).

Here is my findings from the #ReadingMyLibrary scavenger hunt, the rules for which you can find here:

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Now for this week’s topic:

Why you love libraries or why you love being a librarian.

I love libraries because it is my home away from home! It is any book lovers’ paradise: one big place entirely dedicated to books. What can’t you love about a library?

I may not be a librarian by name but I feel like I am a librarian at heart. Although I do have MLS, I work as a rare book processor in a rare book and special collections library. I love working with rare books because while books can tell you stories, the history of the book as an object can tell you so much more and that is what intrigues me so much about it. Lately, I have felt disheartened with my current position due to the work atmosphere and the disillusionment of special collection librarianship. I love to help people and share my passion for books with others. That is why I entered librarianship. However, I will not let this deter me. I will still strive to help people, no matter what type of atmosphere my job has.

Books read for this Challenge:

  • Reconstructing Amelia by Kimberley McCreight
  • The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Currently Reading:

  • Emma: A Modern Retelling by Alexander McCall Smith (Almost finish with this one so look out for a review!)

3 thoughts on “#ReadingMyLibrary Scavenger Hunt and Week 3 Update

  1. I feel like working in a rare book library would be seriously cool, but I can see what you mean about feeling a little disconnected because of it. You’re always working with books from the past. But it’s great that you still like your job and won’t let the environment bring you down.

    Looks like you had fun with the scavenger hunt, too!

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  2. Whoa, working in a rare book library would be amazing. Very scholarly. Your library looks really cool! Your library cards are very classy haha. Chicago didn’t try very hard with theirs. Congrats on reading 2 books so far; they’re ones I’m interested in getting to someday!

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