Saturday, October 29, 2011

Already Snarky

I've just been back to work two weeks and I'm already the snarky librarian again. :) In reality, everyone here has been absolutely lovely to me, asking after the baby and my family, indulging my desire to show off pictures. It's quite a transition - just when you sort of get a hold on being a mother in the first place, they yank you back to the workforce for most of the day! Not coincidentally, I bought a Powerball ticket last week for the first time in years.

Anyway, my snarkiness has absolutely nothing to do with my patrons, but with the books I shelve day in and day out. I have a running list of authors who need to stop writing books. Oh, I don't really mean it - these authors are still quite popular, and people coming into the library to check out their books in part justifies my job, right? So of course I am not serious. But in terms of my loathing to shelve their books (more accurately, smooshing and shifting their books into an ever decreasing space on the shelf) I hereby would like these authors to cease and desist.

In no particular order: James Patterson, Nora Roberts, Danielle Steele, Debbie Macomber, Janet Evanovich, Patricia Cornwell, Tom Clancy (the DOORSTOPS this guy comes out with!), and Clive Cussler (although he gets points for writing the book that became the cute movie Sahara with Matthew McConoughey.)

I actually don't read any of these authors, which makes it much easier for me to dismiss them. Next, I move on to genres. In the cross hairs: Amish romances and anything with a vampire or werewolf.