Would you look at this long list!
I nearly forgot to put this post together. I remembered to write it up while watching Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (for the thirtieth time) and I didn't realize just how much I read this week. I think my binge is partly because I spent some time over the holidays cutting back on the accounts I follow on social media, the number of feeds in my Feedly reader, and how many email newsletters I subscribe to. I had no idea it would free up this much time.
I'm gonna pat myself on the back for all of this.
- American Libraries, November/December 2018 - I learned that there is a beer archive and I've never heard anything cooler. (You can see it for yourself here.) The bulk of this issue was devoted to job hunting and I think the tips were useful for everyone. Resume building, networking, and salary negotiation are important for all.
- American Libraries, January/February 2019 - The bulk of this issue was devoted to reviewing what happened in 2018 and the upcoming midwinter conference, but there was one article I think is worth singling out. "Other Duties As Assigned" featured interviews with librarians who go beyond their basic job descriptions. These librarians, like thousands of others,
- Real Simple, December 2018 - This issue was mainly a gift guide, but it had some cute gift wrap ideas that made the presents look so chic. I also liked the article offering tips on how to stay healthy while traveling. Get your flu shots, everyone!
- Real Simple, January 2019 - This issue had a wonderful essay about a woman who had to handle her mom's possessions after she died. It was a touching essay about how
- Cooking Light, December 2018 - I put off reading this issue because it's the last Cooking Light ever. (pout) They went out on a high note. There was a wonderful story about the recipe cards a mom left behind. (Librarian note - digitize that stuff people!) I also loved all the holiday cookie recipes. They offered a spin on some traditional recipes. Next there was a great article on how to put together an excellent dinner party in an hour. Normally I think the timing on those stories is off, but this one looked doable. Finally, I saved an extremely tasty looking, make-ahead berry french toast casserole.
- At the start of the year, I finished a short little book called On Doing Nothing. It was more philosophical essay than anything else. Not great but certainly not the worst thing I've read.
- I am now reading the novel The Hopefuls by Jennifer Close. It takes place in DC and gets so many places right that I feel like I'm walking around in my neighborhood. The story itself is also very good. I've been staying up far later than I should reading it.