October 19th, 2011
The hallmark of todays nerd tends to be obsession. These obsessions are wide ranging, from Star Wars to Jane Austen, manga to Mythbusters, Legos to zombies, Harry Potter to Angry Bir .well, you get it. I like to consider myself a well-rounded nerd, but my biggest obsession is definitely books. I get ridiculously happy when the new books come in at the library because a new book holds such promise, such potential. It might be the book that you tell all your friends about. The one that you reread every year. The one that makes you snort loudly with laughter while waiting for an oil change. (Yes, Ive done that.)
But even better than a new book is an old book that somehow slipped past your radar an author youve never read before, a book you never got around too, or a title that was wildly popular a few years ago.
For a book nerd like me, one of the best jobs at the library is doing a Book Mate. Book Mate is a matchmaking service for readers (between readers and books, not readers and other readerswe leave that up to you!). Answer a few questions about what you like to read and what you dont and well give you a list of books we think you might enjoy. Well wander the stacks looking for that book that just might be your new favorite, the one you tell all your friends about. Need CD books or eBooks? Not a problem. Large Print or Teen books? We can do that too. Heck, well even throw in a DVD if you want. No matter what you read or why you read it, well find something for you. During the month of October, a few lucky readers who fill out a Book Mate will win free copies of local author Ed Okonowiczs spookiest books. Fill out a Book Mate form, online here or pick up a paper copy at your local library. Were book nerds here at the library, so let us put our obsession to work for you.
Whats your nerd obsession?
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