So as some of you may have noticed things have been pretty quiet here on the old blog. I have honestly debated keeping it. I follow a number of other blogs and I really cannot fathom how they do it. They run such well updated blogs and they seem to be on top of everything and in the know about what is going on in the YA world. I feel like a poor representative in that respect. The truth is I have been pretty overwhelmed by things in my life lately and when I am juggling everything the blog is always the first ball to drop.
Currently I am not going to stop having my blog but I might just need to take it in a different direction. I am loving my new job and being back near family. It has been really different for me because it is my first experience with a public library, all of my previous experience has been limited to military libraries. Truthfully I think I left the federal library system just in time. There are so many cuts taking place in the defense budget and libraries are always the first thing that seems to come up, having been one of the cuts in the last defense budget slashing I am well acquainted with it. I really am happy that things fell together for me to move into the public sector. Not that things are completely peachy keen in the public/city sector for libraries. Everyone is tightening the belt and struggling to provide the same level of services with half the resources. On the upside I think it forces us as library professionals to get creative and do more with less.
So that leaves me in the public library trying to think creatively about how we can grab patrons with our budget offerings and make them feel like what we are offering is still high dollar.
As for books I am on the waiting list for the Beautiful Creatures audio book, hoping to get it in time to catch the movie.
Just got the second book in the Across the Universe series by Beth Revis
and I am in the middle of The Diviners by Libba Bray, which is super creepy and set in such a fun time period- 1920′s New York!