Reading, books and their place in my life as a librarian and Barefoot Books ambassador!
After reading Mr. Penumbra’s 24 Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, I wanted to learn more about Google so I borrowed The Internship on DVD from the library. Full disclosure, I truly enjoy Vince Vaughn. I think he’s quite funny but I wasn’t sure how this film was going to play out until the end. Have to say, both Tom and I enjoyed it a lot. Lots of laughs and only a tiny glimpse of what life may be like if you work at Google!
Today I started listening to a novel written by an author I admire. But so far I am finding it a challenge getting into the story. Not sure if it’s the reader or the story but it’s not coming together for me.
On the other hand, I will never forget the weeks I spent listening to “The Signature of All Things” by Elizabeth Gilbert and read by Juliet Stevenson. IT was a phenomenal!
It’s strange to think that I’ve spent so much of my life surrounded by children’s books, professionally working with children’s books and just recently began delving into the lives of Peter and Iona Opie, the folks who did so much research into the Mother Goose rhymes and other commonly known rhymes and fairy tales.
Learning about their lives only reinforces my passion for children’s books because they are so relevant to so many people. Those who stop reading picture books are truly missing out.