What's Going On Here?
There are SO MANY wonderful book review blogs out there and I can't compete with them, that is for sure. So this is not a book review blog. This is just a way for me to organize what I have read so that I can be better at matching the right book to the right person. The blog title comes from the brilliant mind of the most talented woman who ever lived, Ms. Judy Garland. The full quote is, "Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else." That is what I hope to do here and in ever aspect of my life.
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Sadly, This is America
An American Marriage is one of the best books I have ever read. It is sad that we who work in libraries don't let people know about the databases we have. In our county we have two eAudio sites, Hoopla Digital and Overdrive. We have another one, but it is terrible. Anyway...with Overdrive, there are a set number of copies and only one patron can listen or read a book at one time. So there are waiting lists. Right now on Overdrive there are about 100 holds for An American Marriage on audio download. But with Hoopla, I can listen, you can listen, we all can listen at the same time. No waiting. So I was SO fortunate to check both resources and listen to this incredible book. And then I got to hear Tayari Jones on this podcast and this one! Simply excellent. Must-read. And it is Oprah's Book Club pick, currently!