Tanya,It drives me nuts when I go into a bookstore and you can tell the person working there is not a book reader! And when I say I used to shelve books at one of the regional libraries and they go on about having to shelve books - I just laugh. Totally different! Much harder and much more work involved at a library! I collect different editions of "Little Women".. all the ones I have here have a different cover and different pictures inside. I am a huge re-reader. I have some books that I read every single year and some I read every other year or so... I love books that revolve around a house - where the house is almost like a character... What is the name of that woman you said you like to watch her book tubes? I couldn't get what you said and couldn't find where you said it was listed...Linda in VA
Hi Linda,Doris hosts All D Books on youtube - she's my current favorite - check her out!!I met my husband while working at Borders Pentagon - we opened that store, literally! We were in their first employee batch of booksellers and music store staff. Trucks would arrive daily for two weeks with boxes and boxes (they were SO heavy as you can imagine) for us to carry OFF the truck into the back, open, sort, and shelve. It was hard work and it was constant hard work the entire time I worked there. It was the most laborious job I had ever. I thought working in a bookstore would be a piece of cake - shelve a few books and sell them, maybe offer book recomendations now and then. I was delusional. lol It was one of my favorite jobs but the most tiring, hands down. Working in the library was equally laborious but in a different way. The pace was not as fast and if you didn't get to shelve the backlog of library carts then it could wait till the next day. At the bookstore, materials were timely and stock at to be on the shelves as soon as it arrived in the store ... that was the goal! My favorite customer (not!) would be someone who came in looking for a book that was red, or written by someone with the last name, Jones, and they'd expect you to know the exact book. I'm sure that stuff happens in the library too - actually, I recall someone coming in to the library and requesting a book and with her hands, showed me how big the book was ... as if that would make a lightbulb go off and I'd know the one. I LOVE that you collect Little Women editions - awesome! And books set arond a house - so wonderful.
We got that all the time at Reston Library. Uh, I'm looking for a book - it has a blue cover. Do you know what it is? Uh, nooooo.... Or, I'm looking for a funny book. Well, what is funny to one person is not funny to someone else. We didn't get to talk to the Patrons much - we were not allowed... We were supposed to just shelve and shift and shelve and shift. We reshelved over 1.5 million books each year at Reston - twice beating out some of the other libraries for number of books - woot! We would come in for our shifts (I did 4 hour shifts - 5 days a week). and we had to take a cart - shelve it, take another cart - shelve it. I usually did 4 or more each shift. I was fast! Then constant fixing and reshifting (especially fixing in the children's section) - always a mess! I actually enjoyed shelving in the children's non-fiction and fiction sections - but only when school was in session and there were not 20 to 30 kids running around back there while I was trying to shelve - ha! They would go up and down the aisles - shoving the books from one side to the other and onto the floor! arghh! Some funny times tho with the stuff the kids would say from time to time. Not sure if you have ever been to Reston - but the kids section is a good one. But things are different now - more e-books being checked out - so not as many books for the Pages to reshelve...Linda in VA
That's hysterical - I'm looking for a funny book .... yep, takes all kinds to make this grand, wonderful world :) I have a Kindle but prefer a real book and actually don't use it as often as I did when I first got it - the novelty wore off plus it kills my eyes. I pray books never go anywhere - too many screens :(
I have a NOOK, but do not read books on it. I like books in hand! I do use the Nook to read samples of books tho - so that is nice. And of course, I use it to check Ravelry and email and FB when I'm downstairs in the evenings...Linda in VA