My friend Taylor and I used to have this blog where we talked about a tv show.
Taylor did an outstanding job. I made a joke once or twice. But then she had a baby and that’s way more important than reading very poorly written summaries of excellent television. I moved to Florida and she said do this. So I will.
In no particular order: 10 Books that Stuck (and Why)
Death Be Not Proud by John Gunther
I read this in 9th grade before I knew that cancer would have a bigger impact on my life. I don’t think the disease really registered in my head then, but I certainly thought about this book a lot when several family members were diagnosed a few years later. Lots of good people have to deal with diseases that are difficult to treat and I think about that a lot.
Paper Towns by John Green
I was able to get this book about a week early and I remember reading it in one sitting at the beach. I wanted to throw the book at a wall in the last chapter, but then the whole “imagine others complexly” made sense and I was all “oooohhhh okay.”
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
It’s good and at one point I remember stopping and saying aloud “Yeah. I like books too.” Plus I have a badass signed copy.
Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
My dad gave me a copy of this and the know what you want and think of how to get it is super important to the two of us.
Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder
I like Gene Wilder a lot.
The Humans by Matt Haig
This came out pretty recently and I liked it a whole lot. Really smart and funny, but it’s more of that “imagine others” stuff but it’s got aliens and aliens are cool. There are also lists and I like lists.
New Spring by Robert Jordan
I was supposed to donate a bunch of books to my school library from my brother’s large collection of paperback fantasy and science fiction. I’d heard about the Wheel of Time from him, but hadn’t read any of it at the time. I kept it for myself and I’ve been trudging through the beast of a series ever since, reading one every year or so.
In the Woods by Tana French
I read this in one of my first English classes during undergrad and wowow.
The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
This was one of my first mysteries and my copy has a really cool cover.
Jump Start Your Career in Library and Information Services by Shontz et al.
I talked to a few professors about librarianship and that I was thinking of grad school for library science. I got lots of nods and one of them reached over her desk and pulled this book from a little pile that had been there since the first day I met her. She set up a directed study for me to organize a library and interview librarians. I interviewed a professor at the library school I would go and would later GA for that professor. I have a job I like a whole lot because of this book.
Books are great. What books stuck with ~you~?
pencilblots said: What’s the app called?
"8-Bit Pocket Camera"
It’s nifty. My only gripe is that everything is done in app. Can’t use photos you’ve taken previously and it’s a little weird getting them into your photo albums.
It’s goofy and fun.