Library people generally love books and reading. But, chances are, since you spend a lot of time reading, you are bound to come across a book or two that you dislike…or even hate!
This article from Book Riot describes one man’s strong dislike of a certain book “that many literary critics and book reviewers say is a timeless classic, while I say it is complete garbage and hands down the worst book I have ever read.”
Read the article to find out which book he is talking about! If you also have feelings of strong dislike for a certain book, we are curious to hear about it! Share with us in the comments.
Personally, I tend to abandon books if I develop hateful feelings towards them, unless they are required reading for some reason. In that case, the last book I really didn’t care for was The Five Dysfunctions of a Team by Patrick Lencioni.
At CMLE Headquarters, we love innovation! It’s always great to see people trying new things. This video is an example of how a relatively dull job can be made into something creative, exciting, and fun for everyone!
Now, what can we do in libraries this week that might be at least this fun?? Remember: CMLE HQ is here to help you come up with plans, and figure out how to make them reality!
If you have some fun things happening (now, past, or future) in your library, share them below. As a system, we are all stronger when we cooperate together!
At CMLE, we love animals and recognize the positive impact they can have in the workplace!
That’s why we decided to have a special visitor come in last week – my greyhound, Lady Grey!
She was a very calming presence in the office, as we encountered some technology challenges, and also made many new friends who were happy to come give her lots of attention!
As you can see, Lady Grey did a great job supervising our CMLE office! She will likely come back to visit, and we will let you know when that happens, if you’d like to come say hello! She loves new friends, especially when they are library people 🙂
If you were watching the Oscars last Sunday, or even just tuning into the news regarding the Oscars, chances are you heard about the major mix-up in which the movie La La Land was announced as the winner of the Best Picture award – when in reality the winner was Moonlight.
People reacted with surprise, shock, etc but the best reaction definitely came from a librarian, of course! She chose three picture books with fitting titles to explain the situation – check out the article from MPR here.
(Platteville Library, the originator of the Tweet, favorited our Twitter response! Talking with library people, on social media, on blogs, and in person, is always fun!)