Go read something your own size

I do not see why university students insist on asking where they can find Harry Potter books. I’m guessing it has escaped them entirely that we are at a university library where serious people conduct serious research and read serious books. If you must lower yourself to reading fiction as an adult, please stick to the classics, preferably the heavy ones.

The last student who asked me for the Hunger Games seemed offended when I rolled my eyes at him, which was almost amusing.

Reality Check – Some posts by actual librarians on adults reading YA and Children’s literature


Friday’s Cocktail, July 29, 2011

You know those days when you just can’t wait to get home and mix yourself a stiff drink?

All my days are like that. It’s probably your fault.

Friday is always a special case, however. While I may occasionally be railroaded into working a weekend shift, my usual (and usually accepted) answer to the question, “Ruby, could you work four hours on Saturday?” is a succinct, “No.”

If you, like me, are celebrating the beginning of a long weekend, please join me by mixing up one of these beauties.

Italian Martini, a fine way to kick off your Friday afternoon.
2 1/2 oz gin
1/2 oz amaretto
Stir or shake with ice & strain into a cold glass
You’re welcome.

You are dull

Oh, you have a question that isn’t that interesting to me personally?

Here, let me google that for you.

Now go away so I can get back to reading this obscure text on the library of Alexandria.

Reality Check – Some posts by actual librarians on reference interactions: