Another New Year, Another New Challenge.
How did you get on with our 2018 challenge? Did you finish it? Did you even start? If not why not?
For 2019 we decided to do something a little different. Each month you pick a book, any book, by an author who is born that month. Easy!
I’ll ask for suggestions on the Cwts Club Discussion Group, but you can pick any author born in that month off your TBR pile, or try someone new!
I’ve started you off here with a couple of ideas for each month.
George RR Martin
Obviously there are lots more, we’re sure you’ll have lots of ideas for us too. Don’t forget to get over to The Cwts Discussion Group and let us know what you’re reading.
Secret Library Gorgon, whose real name is Mel, told Bored Panda that being a librarian was never her intention but sometimes great things happen without you planning them.
“I’ve had a lot of jobs over the years but I became quite unwell about five years ago and had to leave my product design engineering role and course. I was gutted but I knew that recovery would take a while. I’ve always been a bookworm so I started looking for jobs in libraries and other environments to do part-time while I recovered. I love it so much that I hope I can keep working in libraries permanently.”
After chatting with a colleague about some of the quirks of their job, Mel started posting them on Twitter: “I figured a few of my fellow library assistants would relate. If I’d known how big it would become, I’d have proofread them first!”
“I saw most of the protesters were young. At the sit-in, they only had their phones and were reading from it. I then thought what if I bring them books so that they can read and protest at the same time,” Moalim, popularly known as Kabila, told Al Jazeera news.
The government will share £188,000 of funding through the Pub is the Hub project to help rural pubs diversify their offerings and help bring communities together by expanding their services beyond food and drink. Rural pubs are particularly threatened with fourteen pubs closing every week, and with austerity always at the forefront, libraries and community services are also under threat.