Monday, September 06, 2010
This Book Is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson (Audiobook): Review
Okay, not really, but This Book Is Overdue! by Marilyn Johnson is not only informative but interesting. Marilyn first became interested in librarians while researching for her book The Dead Beat, a book about obituaries. She appreciated the help of the librarians she met who never belittled her for her lack of knowledge. That is after all their job. To help.
Along the way, Marilyn would meet fascinating people from all walks of life who had one thing in common, they were librarians. Some might be tattooed or have blue hair, teach missionaries or take on the Patriot Act, but all just want to help you, dear reader, get the information you need when you need it.
This Book Is Overdue! is often outrageous, shocking and funny. There were things in there I never knew about librarians, like Second Life. It's sounds really out there but here I am blogging so I'm not one to talk. Libraries are growing beyond the brick and mortar structure of your local branches. This Book Is Overdue! is for anyone with an interest in information, libraries or books. As it turns out, librarians are fascinating creatures.
About the Audiobook: Narrated by Hillary Huber. She added just the right intonation for the sassy replies of the interviewees.
Find out more about Marilyn Johnson on her website.
I borrowed this copy from, where else, the library.
*I kinda want to read this.