The following is a synopsis of 2007’s best and worst library-related events in my microcosm:
Books I read:
- Best: Gilead by Marilynne Robinson
- One man’s honest, often philosophical, reflection of a life all too humanly lived.
- Worst: Corrections by Jonathan Franzen
- Franzen is a highly skilled wordsmith; however, this novel of static, stereotypical characters with fetishes for fellatio and feces makes one wonder at the selection process for the National Book Award.
- Walking outside after an abbreviated lunch at this year’s OK-ACRL conference – with the goal of setting up my presentation – and being accosted by two of my knowledge management classmates, whose goal it was to assist and support (a very humbling experience I won’t soon forget).
- Spending nearly a month of my “free time” trying to get the frames on my Dreamweaver-composed website to upload properly.
- Having such sparse coverage that the concept of wearing adult diapers comes up in casual conversation.