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The Scorpio Races and The World’s Strongest Librarian

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These are the last two books I read.  The Scorpio Races I read after I finished with The Raven Boys- I was hoping it would be as good, but was a little disappointed.  I enjoyed it, but the story was not as compelling for me.  I posted about this on my Shelfair page too, so you may read the review there- http://www.shelfari.com/jenbreading/shelf

The next book I read as the first in my Dewey challenge for 2013.  I hope to read one book from each of the 100 divisions in the Dewey Decimal system.  I started with this one because it was a graduation gift from a friend, it was about a librarian, and the call number is 020.92.  While this was not the best or most compelling memoir I have ever read, it was an easy read and mostly enjoyable.  My biggest complaint was that the story seemed a little disjointed and sporadic.  The best part of the book was Mr. Hanagarne’s description of his struggles with Tourette’s Syndrome.  You may find another review on my Shelfari page at the same link as above.

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Sofia on couch June

So, things have been a little busy for the last month and a half or so…  I graduated with my MLS in May (yay!!), finished up work the first week of June, adopted a 3-month-old puppy the second week of June, and was offered and accepted a job as a Youth Services Librarian the third week of June- which I will start the second week of July.  Whew!! (Why the Whew!!? See above photo!)

I’m also trying to read, read, and read some more!  You can follow me on Shelfari here:

http://www.shelfari.com/jenbreading

So far I’ve read The Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor, two-thirds of the His Fair Assassins trilogy by Robin LaFevers, Bad Monkey by Carl Hiaasen, and I just started The Fault in Our Stars by John Green and a couple of books on training puppies!

I’m also planning on Doing the Dewey for the rest of the calendar year.  If you are not familiar with the Dewey Challenge, it’s just a personal goal to read books from all divisions of the Dewey Decimal System- it’s up to you how much you divide the numeric system.  I am doing it by 100s, but you could do it by 50s, 20s, 10s, 5s, however detailed and challenged you’d like to be.  I figured since I’m starting halfway through the calendar year, I would cut myself a little slack and start my first Dewey challenge at the broadest level.  The first book I plan on reading is The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne, Dewey #020.92.  (More on this in a later post.)

So I hope you all find some extra time to read this summer!  Maybe it will be pure fluff and fun, maybe it will be informative reading for SAT tests, ACT tests, or puppy training!  But whatever kind of reading you are doing is good reading!

Talk to you soon!

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June 29, 2013 · 11:33 am