Author Archives: shurlleemai

About shurlleemai

Librarian and avid reader.

Reading Myself into a Career

Do you remember when you decided what you wanted to be when you grew up? What inspired you to follow that career or life path? For me, I believe the books I read played a big part in my plans … Continue reading

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“The Midnight Plan of the Repo Man”, by W. Bruce Cameron

 If you have been reading any of my book posts, you obviously have noticed that I tend to read female authors along the romance genre, so this was a change for me. I will say I’m very glad I picked … Continue reading

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“Me Before You”, by Jojo Moyes

A heartrending story of pain, love, endurance and grief. The story will stay with me for a long time even though I wanted to throw the book against the wall in the end.

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“River Road”, by Jayne Ann Krentz

Jayne Ann Krentz is taking a break from her Arcane Series to bring back her wonderful style of romantic suspense without the paranormal elements. In “River Road” Kentz ties the past and present together for Lucy, a forensic genealogist, and … Continue reading

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Is Everything Up to Date in Your Collection?

Okay so I really wanted to say “Kansas City” in this post title but since I work in Indiana and have never been to a library in Kansas City it would be more confusing than witty I’m afraid. I will … Continue reading

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When it’s right it’s right

So my last post was a lament about job searching and the disadvantages of being a plus size librarian. Well the search is over and on January 2nd I will be leaving my secretarial position at the Tamarack District Library … Continue reading

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Challenges of Job Searching

Job searching is never easy. You can have the education, the experience and a professional resume but sometimes it just isn’t enough. I have been looking for a new Librarian position for almost 2 years (with a break during Summer … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks for Books

Thanksgiving can often be overlooked with the abundance of Halloween and Christmas books out there. It may be because of family birthdays that fall around Thanksgiving or maybe the food and family gatherings without the expense of gifts that makes … Continue reading

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“If You Ask Me (and of course you won’t)”, by Betty White

 With all the scandal of modern Hollywood actors it is nice to read about one who takes herself and her career seriously. Betty White may not have planned to be an actor growing up but she found her place in … Continue reading

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“Hotshot”, by Julie Garwood

 At fourteen, Finn MacBain, grew up. No longer was he a wild teen doing nothing but causing mischief, he faced death, even if it wasn’t his own. At six, Peyton Lockhart, almost died. If it wasn’t for the fast action … Continue reading

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