Archive for September 12th, 2009

12th September
2009
written by Steph
I bet you don't hear that often, right?  And from a grad student no less!   Well, if you recall, I'm a grad student by day, while I do an internship with BookPage, also by day, but just one half-day per week.  Anyway, as an intern I have a variety of tasks that I perform, like writing copy that no one else wants to, proofreading and some mild editing, opening mail (which is like Christmas, because every envelope is filled with books!) and also the manual labor no one else wants to do.  Because it was recently the start of a new month, this meant that one of our bookcases was now out of date and needed to be purged.  Most people avoid this job because it involves hauling books up and down a flight of stairs, but I love it because it means I get to take home any books that I'd like, and all for the price of FREE.  (Well, I suppose I pay for it in carpal tunnel syndrome and sweat, but it's totally worth it!) Now, I really do try to limit myself when it comes to taking books home from work, since I have to be realistic about what I actually want to read (and then again, what I actually will).  Since price is no object, it's really about what I know I want to read; sometimes this means sticking to titles I already knew were coming out and will read anyway, but of course one of the greatest things about the Shelves is that you can discover so many great books that you never knew existed. Here's a picture of what I brought home yesterday:

Top Row: Howard, Dicks, Schmitt, Bernstein; Bottom: Updike, Levine, Kokoris, & Coupland

Top Row: Howard, Dicks, Schmitt, Bernstein; Bottom: Updike, Levine, Kokoris, & Coupland

After the jump, I break it all down for you... (more…)