Life in Summer 2018:
Well, long time no blog, huh? I basically declared I ended a hiatus. . . just as summer reading started up at the library. I’ve survived a few summer readings before, but this was my first one as a youth services librarian. It’s been a whirlwind! It was a lot of fun, but also a lot of work and VERY tiring. I pretty much just wanted to watch Netflix or play Stardew Valley when I was home. I read a lot less than I did at the beginning of the year, and blogging was definitely not at the forefront of my mind. I definitely had some library highs and lows. I tried out a lot of new program ideas, and some were complete hits–like the one I did where I talked about jazz and the very basics of how to read music and then we painted our own musical canvases–and ones that weren’t as popular as I had hoped (my CD scratch art program). I learned a lot, though, and now I can take a deep breath.
Even with all that, I definitely made some time for fun and exploring this summer. One of my close friends came to visit me over the fourth of July, and we had a blast! I finally got to explore some things in my new city. I went to the botanical gardens, the aquarium, the art museum, and a national park beach. I also got to explore some fantastic local restaurants and found some new favorites!
I’ve rewatched all of Netflix’s One Day at a Time twice this summer. Like I said, summer reading was so busy and this show is such a comfort show for me! I’ve also started watching season two of Queer Eye, but I’m only three or four episodes in. I love the show, but I can’t binge-watch it. I prefer to leave it until I really need a pick-me-up and then watch one episode at the end of a rough week or something like that.
5 star Reads:
Ghost Boys by Jewel Parker Rhodes
The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid
4 star Reads:
What if It’s Us by Becky Albertalli and Adam Silvera
I Stop Somewhere by TE Carter
Monday’s Not Coming by Tiffany D Jackson
Be Prepared by Vera Brosgol
3 Star Reads:
Furyborn by Claire Legrand
How to Make a Wish by Ashley Herring Blake
Tradition by Brendan Kiely
One True Loves by Taylor Jenkins Reid
The Perfect Mother by Aimee Molloy
2 star Reads:
The I-5 Killer by Ann Rule
Making Friends by Kristen Gudsnuk
1 star & DNF Reads: