Currently reading: Reaper Man and a business book

Hello hello! Happy Wednesday, etc. How have you all been? I’m doing well– was officially accepted into grad school on Tuesday, so I will be pursuing a Master of Library and Information Science degree starting fall 2015. And then in two years or so I shall be a librarian! Huzzah! reaper man
Meanwhile, I’m in a slight reading slump, which basically means I’m reading but not at any sort of speed. I AM currently reading two books, though. One is Reaper Man by Terry Pratchett, an early Discworld book with Death and wizards and Mrs. Cake. It’s about what happens when Death gets fired, basically. It has ghosts and multiple versions of the undead (including vampires and zombies), a very unhappy patrician and lots of fun references that link up to later books. For example, the Amazing Maurice and His Educated Rodents is mentioned at least twice.1 Mrs. Cake also gets name dropped in Thief of Time (I think). It’s little connections like that which I enjoy in a series. Makes reading each book more fun when they’re connected in somewhat unexpected ways.
you want me to work with who?
The other book I’m reading is a business book called You Want Me to Work with Who? by Julie Jansen. It was recommended to me by a coworker after I told her about It’s Always Personal, and it’s basically what it says on the tin: a how-to-get-along-with-people book, only with more emphasis on personal growth. I just took a quiz about what kind of personality traits I have (and/or need to work on) and it was fairly depressing.

I can never get over how I’m actually enjoying and seeking out business/personal growth books nowadays. Even two years ago I wouldn’t have been interested. I suppose my desire for them now comes from actually being in a proper job and having use for such books. (Although I think I do still end up thinking they’re mostly crap. But sometimes there are diamonds buried within the poo.)

  1. Rodents is one of my favorite books, so favorite I somehow haven’t written a review for it.

4 thoughts on “Currently reading: Reaper Man and a business book”

    1. Thank you! I’ll be going to San Jose State University (they have an online program, which is handy). I’m not sure of my focus yet–I’m leaning towards something like cataloging because I like nitpicky, fiddly stuff, but I don’t want to decide on something until I’ve taken a few classes.

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