Feb. 11th, 2009

kcobweb: (booksnob)
A few weeks ago, I was working and an acquaintance stopped by the children's book to check out a book for her son - Ender's Game. I said something like "Oh, what a great book!" and we chatted about it for a few minutes. Today, I was volunteering in reference, and I saw this woman standing in the children's department. She must have seen me standing at the desk, because she came over and said, Hey, he finished Ender's Game, so what's next?" I found the list of the Ender series for her and we discussed it (was it appropriate for a 12-year-old boy, etc.). She left, and the reference librarian said "Oh, I'm so glad we finally have someone around here who reads science fiction!" Hmmm, I think I just pigeon-holed myself, mostly in a good way. It's always nice to show them that you have special unduplicated skills, right? :) How long before they are sending all the geeks my way???? :)

Also at the library, the librarian and I were in a massive discussion about books and book clubs, and she was showing me a book that she just read which apparently has an unreliable narrator. I love unreliable narrators, when it's done right. (When it's not, I hate it. I'm looking at you, Lucy Snow of Vilette!) I just read Double Negative not too long ago, and couldn't decide if the narrator was unreliable or not, which added to the fun of the book. (BTW, [livejournal.com profile] ellen_fremedon, that book might be right up your alley, if you like that sort of thing.) Who is your favorite unreliable narrator?

Also along library-lines, for one of my classes this quarter, we have to answer questions for online reference at the IPL, and I just got to answer the BESTEST question EVAR, about trickster characters! Whee!

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