So I am a gardener and I work at the library, which set of books do you think I would make a pet project? Well, you guessed wrong. We have a true crime section that was a total mess. Most of the books need editing in the computer and new labels. They are also pretty dirty. I have been working on these books for about three weeks. I am about half way through the set of them. They are really really hard to clean. We were using something called Goo Gone. Today I finally got fed up with that product, took a break, came home and fetched my orange oil. It worked like a charm. I clean more books today than I have in the whole time I've worked there. Everybody needs to try orange oil.
Another thing you have to do when working within a group of books like this is weed out the damaged books. So I deleted about six books from the collection this week. My coworker suggested I do some research and replace those old torn up books with newer true crimes books. So now I am researching serial killers. I have a folder that is labeled Deb's Murderers with names of criminals and books about them in a nice long list. So I get to suggest books for the darkest set of materials we have in the library. Yippee.
Which books would you work with if you couldn't work in the garden section?
Time for homemade cream of tomato soup.
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