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Amber Can Read : May 2017

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Amber Can Read

I’m a librarian and my job is to just sit and read all day.


I’m a librarian and people think my job is to just sit and read all day. File that under “misconceptions about my profession”. The truth is, I read a lot less than I used to. I can’t imagine what has changed in my life in the last year that has cut into my reading time…

I love to read, so I decided to join a linkup that I found recently where people share the books they’ve read in the last month. I’m starting to find that posting about things I want to achieve helps keep me more accountable, so I hope that this will help me read more books instead of scrolling through social media or other time wasters!

Alright, now that the long intro is out of the way, let’s get to it! This linkup occurs on the second Tuesday of the month, so I’ll be posting about what I’ve read from that day to the second Monday of the next month. Yep, I felt like everyone needed to know that…

Books Read This Month : 4

Books 1 and 2 : A Picnic with Monet and Dancing with Degas both by Julie Merberg – One of my co-workers gave Charlotte a set of board books called the Mini Masters Boxed Set. It included four books about famous artists, and each of those books features their art and rhyming narrative. These are such a neat way to introduce Charlotte to art (and let’s be honest, they taught me a few things too!). We read these one morning while she was eating breakfast. We need to read the other two in the set!

Book 3  : Dad is Fat by Jim Gaffigan – I don’t really know anything about him other than the commercials he did for Chrysler (and I totally had to look up what car company it was…see how memorable those ads were for me…). I’ve never seen his whole “Hot Pockets” thing, but he referred to it approximately 3,000 times in this book. The only thing he talked about more was how many children he and his wife have. I read this book because I was going to participate in an online book club where I post my favorite quote on Instagram, but I didn’t enjoy this book at all and had a hard time finding a favorite quote. Needless to say, I won’t be joining that book club!

Book 4 : A New Hope : The Princess, The Scoundrel, and The Farm Boy by Alexandra Bracken – Oh. My. Goodness. I know everyone in my life is probably sick of me talking about this book, but I really, really liked it! It’s a novelization of Star Wars Episode IV (the first film released but not the first film in the series). It’s written more the juvenile/young adult audience, but I think that helped me understand it even better! Those of you who know me in real life know that my husband likes Star Wars just a little bit. I, on the other hand, have always been a little confused by it. This book helped me clear up some of the confusion, and I was sad when it was over. I’m also sad that she hasn’t written books about the other two films in the original trilogy. Come on, Alexandra! I highly recommend this one!

Has anyone read anything good lately? Let me know so I can add them to my Goodreads list!

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    • Right!! When we hire people, if they say they want to be a librarian because they love to read, I tune them out because I feel like they’ll be disappointed when they don’t get to sit and read all day!

  1. I read Dad is Fat and thought it was okay. I like Gaffigan as a comedian, but like most comedians whose books I’ve read, I find that I don’t like their writing as much as I do their comedy…if that makes sense!

  2. It’s a pretty sweet gig, especially since I’m with the college kiddos who I can use sarcasm with and not have it go over their heads…most of the time anyway!


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