Monika Bargmann aka library mistress postet über Bibliothekarinnen und Bibliothekare, Bibliotheken, Archive, Bücher und Datenbanken, Grünzeug, Lesen und Schreiben - vor allem Science Fiction (meistens auf Deutsch, manchmal auf Englisch, seltener auch in anderen Sprachen)
Monday, January 07, 2008
reading and watching diary
finished today: Nivessa Rovedo Hatsley: The lively life of Camilla Delibris, the librarian. A novel. New York: iUniverse 2005 - a librarian feels the need to decide between marriage and independence (no, it's not the 19th century the author talks about) but doesn't really decide. She describes her experiences with her fiance and with her work in the New Pastures Public Library. The story, written in form of a diary, is funny, but lacks a satisfying end. The book is full of spelling mistakes and missing punctuating marks between and within sentences (seems to be a case of negligence more than of ignorance) - but maybe this is on purpose as it represents a maybe quickly written diary, who knows. - As it was printed with a self-publishing company maybe the author wrote it for a person she knows, maybe a person being confronted with a similar decision.