TBT – Banned Books Week

One of my least successful displays (from a circulation perspective). Readers were less inclined to check-out the books, but their interest was piqued (and surprised in some cases) as they turned this display into a bit of a game (the title were written on the back).

Currently – 2/17

So proud of my goodgood podcast-turned-streaming media platform boys.

listening :: On Being and the new era of The Splendid Table (soon) ;

reading :: Mockingbird: I Can Explain and A Bee in Her Bonnet;

eating :: iced coffee and a leftover bagel;

making :: empty boxes be not-so empty and marinated chicken (yay, freezer clean-out);

thinking :: about switching up my WordPress theme (there’s a lot of un-editable theme features that bug me), on wrapping loose-ends, my new job, and starting the address/accounts change process;

loving :: these pens (I found one in the library last week and I’ve been in love since) and Whole Foods iced matcha;

looking ahead :: to the next 14 days being next-level bonkers. Tally-ho!

What are you guys up?

TBT – To Walk Or Not To Walk

This is an old post I found in my drafts – a blast from the past. Spoiler alert: I walked in my graduate commencement and I am happy that I did.

Lately, I have been going back and forth about walking at my graduate school’s commencement. Since I graduated in December (or January 2014 says my transcript and diploma) and there is no ceremony then, I have the option to walk at the university-wide ceremony in May. In the football stadium. Robed and regaliaed — the whole nine yards.

Do I want that?

With walking at commencement comes the changing of work schedules (of course I am scheduled to work THAT Sunday), inviting family, and buying regalia on a post-grad budget. Most of the librarians I work with didn’t walk for theirs’, for reasons like work, family, or indifference. For me, I am weighing what the trip and the process of getting to graduation will be like the heaviest. There is one road in and one road out for a graduation from a Big Ten* university. I can already hear my mother arguing with the GPS already…

But, I am a person of pomp and circumstance. I like beginnings and endings, and I would love to walk with all of my classmates who are graduating this semester (or did so last semester with me.) My college graduation went by so quickly and I don’t feel a particular affinity for my program, but seeing them again would be excellent.

I polled the Tumblrians about this as well. They are great for anecdote-based points. Their stories were as colorful as my coworkers, but were similar in the conclusion that it is all up to me. Lemon Yellow is my favorite color…

Did you walk at any of your graduations? Would you change your choice?

*Utilizing this term to fully describe the magnitude of the university-wide graduation.

Questions of eternal significance: do you re-read books you’ve already finished?

Questions of eternal significance: do you re-read books you’ve already finished?

There are very few books that I am inclined to read more than once. Every July, I have get the itch to read Harry Potter, as I read the first four (and back then, only) books while I was at summer camp. But then again, there are many books that I equate to various summers. The New York Times devoted an entire section

What books make you think of the summer?

Do you re-read books? What are your favorites to re-read?