This is another tag that I am answering after watching it over on BookTube awhile back, with What Victoria Read being the first person I saw answer it.
Question 1: Name one of your favorite books that feature a protagonist who is thirty years old or older.
Question 2: Name a book that represents who you were when you were younger.
I am going to go with From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Koingsburg. I had a chaotic childhood and the library was a refuge for me to escape to and spend time. When students interview me or ask me about why I became a librarian, I usually reference how important my library played in my life when I was growing up. I do not remember when I read it specifically, but I remember wishing I could just live at the library instead of having to return home.
Question 3: Name a book that represents where you are in your life now.
This is another question that is hard. I am secure in my relationship and my family. I am working on building my career so if I had to pick something, I am thinking I am going to end up picking something that represents something along those lines.
I am going with School Librarians in a Time of Change: How to Survive and Thrive by Kathleen W. Craver. I am the Advocacy Chair for my state's school librarians association (NHSLMA) and one of the things that has me very worried is advocating to keep school librarians employed--myself certainly, but also those across my state. Whenever schools are facing funding droughts, school libraries are often times hit incredibly hard. I am working on developing some advocacy tools for my state and will be leading a professional development book study this month too for my state. I truly believe one of the best ways I can advocate for my position and for others is to be learning and growing constantly so I am working on reading more professional development books this year.
Question 4: Name a book that represents something that has never changed about you.
Dear Fahrenheit: Love and Heartbreak in the Stacks by Annie Spence. Reading is one of the most consistent things in my life, if we go back to my childhood. This book is love letters or breakup letters to books that Annie has read in her life. It is a quick read but gives me all the feelings about reading and love (and heartbreak) it can bring to your life.
Question 5: Name one of your favorite classics
I have been loving listening to classics this year. I try to do at least one a month, but the last couple months I have been listening to some other books. I think at this point, I am going to go with Pride and Prejudice or Emma both by Jane Austen. I know I know, it is a typical answer but anytime I think about these books I just smile.
Reading more classics has been a goal I have been working on this year. If you want a further update, you can check out my Midyear Goal Check In post I did earlier this month.
Question 6: Name a book you like or would like to read that was published in the year you were born
A book I vividly remember reading and enjoying that published in 1980 is Superfudge by Judy Blume. I LOVED Judy Blume books and I loved the antics of Fudge and his family.
Another book that was published in 1980 that I have considered reading is Catch Me if You Can by Frank Abagnale because my students were set to perform this musical but unfortunately they never got their chance because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
So there you have it, my answers to the Over 30 Book Tag. I only had a few months because if you did not do your math, you can see I am turning the 4-0 this year. I am actually okay with it (or at least I am at this point).
What about you? Are you in your 30s? If so, please answer the questions below or in your own space and share you hyperlink with me. I would love to see your answers to the questions. Have a great week!