Features, Wrap Ups & Hauls

Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up: 10/28 – 11/3/19


Happy Sunday bookworms!

I have some very exciting news to share & I cannot keep it in any longer…

*Bookish Weekly Wrap-Up is a weekly post where I feature what books I’ve been reading, which books are on my upcoming TBR, what posts were published on the blog for the past week, any bookish news I came across, and noteworthy posts from around the bookish community.


Bookish Happenings (1)

Working within the library system has been a dream of mine for a long time.  I have always been particularly interested in youth services, as I enjoy working with kids of all ages.  At the start of this year, I began applying for various library jobs in my area to try and make my dream a reality.  Unfortunately I was not having any success securing an interview.  Apparently, the library industry is much more competitive than I ever anticipated.   Since I am not one to give up easily, I approached my local library’s youth services librarian and my local school district’s elementary school librarian about volunteering to gain the library experience I had been lacking.  I have been volunteering a few hours each week since.   Fast forward a few months and a position at my local public library became available…  Since I had been volunteering for a few months, the HR manager contacted me for an interview.  I knew going into the interview that I was the underdog.  I knew I would be going up against candidates with actual library experience and library science degrees.   After the interview, I felt I performed the best I could given my limited experience & qualifications.  I knew getting the job would be a stretch, but hoped that I made a good impression and would be kept in mind for future opportunities.  On Wednesday of this past week, I got the call about the position…

I am excited to be able to officially announce that I was offered the job and I (of course) accepted!  I am the newest youth services librarian at my local library!  I will specifically be working with the teen age group & the teen programming.  I start training this upcoming week and look forward to starting my new career!  I still cannot believe that I got my dream job 🙂Divider2

What I'm Reading (1)

Recently Finished Reading:

» West (East #2) by Edith Pattou



5-Star Rating System

While East was a 5-star read, West was a solid sequel.

» The Haunting of Hill House by Shirley Jackson



5-Star Rating System

This book was deeply unsettling.  I had to stop listening to the audiobook when I was home alone…

Currently Reading:

» Nightbooks by J.A. White



Status: 30%

» The Ten Thousand Doors of January by Alix E. Harrow



Status: Just starting

What Am I Reading Next?:

» Ninth House (Alex Stern #1) by Leigh Bardugo



Galaxy “Alex” Stern is the most unlikely member of Yale’s freshman class. Raised in the Los Angeles hinterlands by a hippie mom, Alex dropped out of school early and into a world of shady drug dealer boyfriends, dead-end jobs, and much, much worse. By age twenty, in fact, she is the sole survivor of a horrific, unsolved multiple homicide. Some might say she’s thrown her life away. But at her hospital bed, Alex is offered a second chance: to attend one of the world’s most elite universities on a full ride. What’s the catch, and why her?
Still searching for answers to this herself, Alex arrives in New Haven tasked by her mysterious benefactors with monitoring the activities of Yale’s secret societies. These eight windowless “tombs” are well-known to be haunts of the future rich and powerful, from high-ranking politicos to Wall Street and Hollywood’s biggest players. But their occult activities are revealed to be more sinister and more extraordinary than any paranoid imagination might conceive.



Friday 11/1

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October 2019 Reading & Blogging Wrap-Up



» Little Free Library, Founder’s Family Clash Over Organization’s Direction

» Is Publishing Too Top-Heavy?

» Macmillan CEO John Sargent: ‘We’re Not Trying to Hurt Libraries’



Have you read any of the books included in this post?  If so, what did you think?

What are you currently reading?

What will you read next?

Have a wonderful week & happy reading:)

What I'm Reading

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