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It’s only been three weeks since my last check-in, and well, not much has changed. My work life has become very chaotic with a couple of retirements, running a winter reading program, my teens having three weeks off at winter break (and spending most of it in the library), and summer reading program planning.
This flurry of activity means that by the time I get home I just want to sit and stare at the bright shiny things and images on my television. Lame? Probably, but it’s how I am coping with all the changes that my library is and will be going through. And have I mentioned summer reading program planning? Even my Goodreads account is mocking me by telling me how behind I am on my goal.
When we were discussing and planning the reading challenge last fall, I had every intention of reading the books to meet my goal. We have about 8 days left, and I am hoping I can finish The Miseducation of Cameron Post in time, but I don’t have high hopes. I have a very active teen group who love to recommend books for me, and I feel the need to try and read them all. So I am admitting defeat early and know full well I won’t get to any of the great non-fiction books listed in this challenge.
The best thing I can take away from this challenge is the greater awareness I have of the non-fiction and fiction titles I wasn’t aware of before and have purchased for my collection. So now its up to you all to shame me and tell me how awesome you are because you finished weeks ago!
— Faythe Arredondo, currently trying to finish The Miseducation of Cameron Post by Emily Danforth