Funny thing about male librarians: there aren’t a lot of us. You readers who’re already working in libraries know what I’m talking about, but it was kind of a shock for me the first time I took a class at library school and I was the only guy in the room. We’re kind of an endangered species.
Which is why I’ve started reading teen-girl romance novels. I figure, if I’m likely to be surrounded by women wherever I workâ€”which is not really a bad thingâ€”it’s probably a good idea to read some books that are supposedly â€œjust for girls.â€ (In fact, it’s a good idea in general to read something that’s outside your “comfort zone,” whatever that may be.) Join me in my explorations, won’t you?