Sunday Salon | March 10, 2019

I know I keep repeating myself, but it was another hectic week at work. More moving, more heavy lifting. Next weekend is our largest fundraiser of the year, so things will be hectic again next week, but for a different reason. Things are going well, though. Spring is showing it’s face this weekend and into next week…I just hope it lasts.

I was able to read more than I normally would last week and was able to start and finish The Hundred Thousand Kingdoms by N.K. Jemisin. I just love her books. I went to her website today to see what kinds of things she blogs about and came across this post about why her books shouldn’t be shelved in an African American section in the library. As a librarian, I have always had an issue with a separate section for African American literature, too. Read it if you have a minute.

My daughter is off to college next year, and she has officially made her choice. She will be attending Smith College in the fall, and I’m super proud of her. She has worked so hard to make this happen. Her father and I will miss her like crazy when she’s away, but I honestly can’t wait to have a kid-free house. It’ll be so nice for my husband and I to be able to just do things we want to do without taking a kid’s schedule into account. I’m looking forward to it. We (parents) raise our kids to go off on their own and be independent, and it is time.

Currently reading:

Currently watching: We finished watching the first season of The Umbrella Academy (we loved it), and now we’re watching the first season of The Passage. We’re still watching other shows as they air, and we’re really looking forward to the newest seasons of American Gods, Veep, and A.P. Bio.

This quote came up on The Magicians this week, and as a librarian (and a woman) it made me “YESSSSSS!”

“All I’m saying is, you think you’ve seen stories like this before, so you can guess what’s going to happen. Who’s important and who isn’t, but that’s because you’re trapped in your POV. You have a classic case of white male protagonism Derek, and a Librarian simply cannot have that. But that’s why these books are so important, they’re such a gift. They can allow you to see other points of view, and once you start seeing that you’ll find that the story doesn’t end the way you think, and most important, characters who you expect.” (Penny, s4e7)

I wrote these two posts last week, in case you missed them:

Have a great week, everyone!

10 thoughts on “Sunday Salon | March 10, 2019

  1. Congratulations on your daughter’s acceptance to and decision to go to Smith next year; I have a friend who is an anthro professor there; it’s such a great college and Northampton is a fun town. My daughter is a freshman at Vassar this year so I know all about having an empty house. I miss her tons, but the timing feels right.


  2. Congratulations to your daughter… As for a separate section for African American literature, without reading the post, I agree that there shouldn’t be one. Of course, our library only has one fiction section, mystery and science fiction are mixed in too.

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        1. I’m not sure all of ours are labeled, either. Oh, inspirational fiction has its own section, but we have A LOT of that, and it’s right next to the other fiction.


  3. Congratulations to your daughter!
    Our daughter is a freshman at Oberlin this year. I agree with you, it’s been nice for it to be just the two of us. But we also look forward to her breaks.

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  4. Congratulations to your daughter! I totally agree with you on the AA section. I hate it. I think all the books should be intertwined. I started reading Jemisin’s post, but then realized it contains spoilers for 100 Thousand Kingdoms, so I’m going to read the rest of it after I finish the book.

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