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Olympic Weekend August 18, 2016

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Spent most of the weekend with my parents watching the Olympic Games in their Air Conditioned hotel room. Yay, A/C. It was fun, I remember watching the olympics and other sports with them when I was growing up, it was a good time together. Hope my nieces are having wonderful birthdays, yesterday and today. 🙂

Work is going along. I did a lot of book-finding today at CML. We had our first official IFLA tour yesterday, and the Big One tomorrow. I’m nearly to 200 books cataloged on the new collection over at Sprawl. Lots of Science Fiction Book Club editions, and lots more signed editions. It’s very fun.

I finished Memnoch the Devil, and got through Allegiant. Now, I’m on Hat Full of Sky by Pratchett. I think, thus far, I’ve managed to listen to this series exactly backward. Ah well, it’s kind of interesting that way. Like delving into history.

The rental company has decided to do full-building pest control on Monday, one month before I move. So, I’ve got lots of early packing to do this weekend. Weee, fun! 😉

Looking Forward August 11, 2016

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Biggest news of the week – I have had my application for a new apartment accepted. At the end of September, I will be moving to a new place – townhome with A/C and everything. 😉 Well, not everything, I think I’m still without a dishwasher, but at least I’ll have kitchen counters. And according to the crime map, it’s a safer area, too.

In work news, Whitehall’s wrapping up their Summer Reading Club and getting geared up for the school year. This weekend starts IFLA ( International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions) and since we’re a new branch, we’ll have international visitors next week. Over at Sprawl, I just finished putting the newest collection into plastic totes – 54 in all, and tomorrow I’ll start cataloging them. A Lot of 1st edition hardcovers, and many of them signed.

In audiobook news – I just finished Wintersmith by Terry Pratchett (yes, I’m reading the series in the wrong order), and I’ve started in on Memnoch the Devil by Anne Rice because, of all the books I’ve read by her, I thought this would be the most interesting to revisit. Also, everything else I want to listen to is on hold. And The Martian doesn’t appear to be available through the library.

Mom and Dad are coming to visit this weekend. The girls’ birthdays are next week, but they’re to the age of having friends parties instead of family. Had a nice weekend with the puppy, and enjoyed a few movies and finishing the first season of The Librarians on Hulu.

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