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Yesterday in the stacks, I overheard the following: “You’re just jealous that I’m reading a thick book!”

That completely made my day.

What also made my day: the fact that I finished editing an enormous batch of our bib records — everything that has been cataloged since February — which were then mapped as “not requestable” by MCLS and subsequently uploaded to the MeLCat server. My eyes were pretty shot by the time I finished that project, but I felt like a weight has been lifted off my shoulders. Managing new items in our collection will be made easier by using labeled lists within our ILS which serve to remind me to change their circulation status in 6 months thus triggering another upload to the MeLCat server.

Since I took a working lunch, I stepped out for about 20 minutes and finished reading Rose Under Fire by Elizabeth Wein — companion novel to Code Name Verity. Excellent read!

(Earlier this month, I read Hollow City by Ransom Riggs, the sequel to Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, and could hardly put it down. I’m geeked to read the next book when it comes out!)

While outside and about to leave for my book break, I spotted our garden gnome doing some work in one of the flower beds.

hermionish.snail1aThe gnome introduced me to a few friends:

hermionish.snail1 hermionish.snail2 hermionish.snail3Last night, before leaving, I checked out Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Sáenz. I read some before bed last night and really got into it.    

It was a gnomtastic day.