This week on the blog you can check out:
- Poetically Speaking with Lesléa Newman
- Author Interview: Estelle Laure on This Raging Light
- This Raging Light: A Chick Lit Wednesday Review
- Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a poem I wrote about unrequited love
- Poetically Speaking with Me (Miss Print) about a poem I wrote about traveling
- Poetically Speaking with Karuna Riazi
My first big training that I organized/led happened this week. The Spring New Books Presentation was an almost universal success. Planning it and working as the committee chair involved a lot more moving parts and logistics than I expected but I feel a lot more prepared for what else this committee will have in store moving forward and also a lot more confident in my project management abilities as a result.
It’s hard to explain the mechanics of the training when you aren’t there and aren’t a librarian (although I did go out of my way to explain it to one of the security officers I’m friends with for the sole purpose of him telling me it would be fine) but basically it was a lot of presentations of new books and some tips on how to write and present booktalks. It was a casual and fun training and I think everyone had a good time–most of the evaluations at the end were glowing and really that’s all you can ask for. There’s room for improvement because that’s how life works but I am so happy to have the first training with me as the official chair go off without a hitch (moving forward would have been so much scarier with less glowing feedback).
Because I’m me, I also sent some sappy thank you emails to everyone on the committee and it was nice to see that was appreciated and to get feedback and comments back from them. I’m not exaggerating at all when I tell you that my committee is absolutely awesome and filled with a lot of people that I respect immensely so it means a lot.
Anyway, that was obviously the BIG part of my week. In other things I am starting to be more aware of when clothing does not make me happy and that even if it is objectively still in good shape and I still objectively look good, I am allowed to get rid of clothes that don’t make me feel good. Which is actually a much harder lesson to learn than you might think.
Also I decided to rejoin Instagram soooo here’s a pic of candy:
If you want to see how my month in reading is shaking out be sure to check out my April Reading Tracker.
How was your week?