Anonymous said: is it fun working at the library? also does the library stock *looks around* *whispers* naughty fanfics
That’s actually a really good question! Both really good questions.
My job is typical to being a job, in that it’s something that’s enjoyable to the right mindset and has its drawbacks. I personally enjoy the main job a lot because shelving and such is soothing to my OCD and lets my mind free-float, which gives me time to worldbuild and write.
I’m irritated by breaks in that, though, and they happen a lot—emptying bins is my least favorite job because it means having to communicate with my coworkers, most of whom I’m neutral toward and a couple of whom make me want to gnaw my arm off. I love the work I do, but I’d really like to be left alone to do it.
I also hate getting up in the morning and going to bed at night, but a daywalker I must be. Plus I wear through shoes like blue blazes but that’s gone well for me lately!
yeah though I do Epsom Salts baths I’m 80001 years old
If you were expecting YEAH DUDE I GET TO READ ALL THE BOOKS ON MY BREAKS AND TELL STORIES TO KIDS AND RIDE THE CARTS AROUND…sorry, it’s really like a stocking job for people who are alphanumerically oriented. I’d like to tell stories to kids, though, I miss doing readings.
All in all, though, it’s pretty cool and I’m really happy to have what I have. I’m nervous about trying to advance, but that’ll come in time, hopefully.
As for the second part, we have enough romance novels to choke on, including twelve (12) spare (SPARE) copies of Anne Rice’s Sleeping Beauty trilogy. I don’t mind shelving this stuff, but I inevitably end up going “I COULD DO YOU BETTER LET ME SHOW YOU THE INTERNET YOU’RE SETTLING ALL OF YOU ARE SETTLING”
ETA: OH and I don’t get library fines! Unless I severely abuse the system (GIVE ME ALL DVDS FOREVER), in which case I get a pink slip.
You’ve also got 50 Shades, a decently curated book of erotica through history, and one of the worst books of steampunk erotica I have ever semi-ironically perused. Incidentally, your “Staff Picks!” selection is frequently hilarious.