My favorite part so far was when C., who is showing me the ropes, said: "This is where dragons end and fairies begin."
Which was when a smile spread across my face, a laugh bubbled to the surface, and I responded: "Yep, I think I'm gonna like it here."
Then came story hour...
and I haven't even mentioned anything about wizards, unicorns, poetry, or pirates.
Let's see...and who did I meet? Well...
There's Sumo, the little grey cat; Daniel Handler, the orange cat; and Trini Lopez, the black cat. And let's not forget the human co-worker named Cat. Then there's Tom-Tom, the ferret; Harry, the tarantula; and a few others too (including chickens, doves, geccos, rats, people, and ect)...but I'll need more time to learn the rest of their names.
For now I have FREE book "homework" and will be starting out with some young adult novels:
The Astonishing Adventures of Fanboy and Goth Girl by Barry Lyga
just like that by marsha qualey
Free books? Good god, I'm in heaven. Needless to say, day 1 went better than expected. It was a rainy grey morning and I arrived a little bit early. In the quiet of the not-yet-open store, I stood chatting with a new co-worker smack dab in the middle of a sea of books--shelves and shelves and shelves of them in every size, shape, and color. If books can pulse and radiate and soak through your skin, then that is what happened as I stood there waiting for the day to officially begin.
All anxieties vanished.
I would have liked to put that moment on pause and just savor the feeling forever. It probably goes without saying that I'm looking forward to day 2.