Fulfilling the stereotype of the pale librarian…

My absence: R&R. I am back to writing and working on something very special for my final three libraries to be scheduled.

Last night, I returned from Deerfield Beach, Florida where I had devoured The Girl Who Played with Fire by Stieg Larsson while basking in the sun next to the Intracoastal Waterway at my friend’s condo. While I am happy to be home, I was very disappointed when boarding the plane and made a point to say “goodbye” to the beautiful sunshine.

Other literary endeavors:

  • I had ordered several books to take on the trip, but I read them all before I even packed my suitcase;
  • I went to my local library to stock up before the trip, but ended up reading most of what I checked out before I even packed my suitcase;
  • I went to Barnes and Noble in Boca Raton and bought several books which ended up making my suitcase barely fit into the overhead bin. (Oops).
  • I had a conversation with a woman, poolside, about the Lisbeth Salander series by Stieg Larsson.
  • On Thursday night, Melanie and I saw The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo at the theater in Pompano Beach. I found it to be much better than the original Swedish version and that it closely followed the book. Overall, I gave the movie an A.
  • One of the books in which I purchased is The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins which I am now addicted to and will finish momentarily. 
  • While tempted to tour Deerfield Beach Percy White Branch Library, I abstained and opted for a photo taken in front of it instead. When the photo was taken, I happened to be wearing a Geek the Library shirt: I Geek Archives.

In other news:
I was interviewed by Megan Decker, writer for the Tuscola County Advertiser / Vassar Pioneer Times for the 30Y.30L campaign. The article should be in Wednesday’s paper.

Expect a 30Y.30L post in a few hours…