Friday, February 25, 2011

Librarians Do It Best

Once upon a time, I worked at the Northwest Branch of the Amarillo Public Library.

I was good pals with the children's librarian.

She was as sweet as her name. (Carmel)

Carmel introduced me to this book:

The Boy Who Was Raised By Librarians

This sweet book is about a little boy who loved visiting the public library. The librarians who worked there did more than just help him find good books to read.

I read this book a few years ago before I ever dreamed of moving to Utah.

Well, now I live in Utah.

And did I mention that I now work with the author of this book?

I love my job.

Quite an understatement, I know.

Provo City Library at Academy Square, ladies and gentlemen:

I am so fortunate to work here.

I have the opportunity to work with talented, amazing authors.

The next one I would like to mention is Sheila Nielson.

Seriously, Sheila is incredible. And she has a sense of humor.

Her book, Forbidden Sea is a gripping tale about a young girl on an island who has received a cut on her wrist from a mermaid. The last time that same mermaid was seen, one hundred years prior, another young woman went missing.

Forbidden Sea

I couldn't put it down once I picked it up. I felt this overwhelming attachment to Adrienne (the protagonist) and I wanted to be her best friend.

In conclusion, I have the best job ever.

Being surrounded by books and talented authors all day really isn't as easy as it looks.

Disclaimer: The ideas expressed in this blog do not reflect that of the Amarillo Public Library, Carmel Barnhill, City of Provo, Provo City Library at Academy Square, Carla Morris, or Sheila Nielson.

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