Thursday, February 26, 2009

A question

Do you ever worry about what your librarian thinks of you? This sounds like a silly question, but it's one that plagues me. I think that you can tell a lot about a person by what they read, watch, and listen to, and that worries me.

My reading list is pretty varied from non-fiction to chick lit, to biographies and craft books. I like variety. There are authors (Anita Shreve, Alexander McCall Smith, and Sophie Kinsella to name a few) whose books I love, and reserve almost the instant it pops up on the online catalog. When I'm busy my picks are limited to magazines and videos and books for the kiddo, and I don't worry about judgement there.

I ask this question, though, because there are a few movies I want to see, but would be embarassed to have someone else know that I'm seeing them. Don't ask what it is, because I won't tell you. Don't assume it's that kind of movie, because I don't watch them, and they don't carry those. I've considered several options- having them sent to a different library in the system, or ponying up the dollar to get them from Redbox. The jury is still out.

Do you worry about what your librarian thinks of you?


Mallory and Brandon said...

Haha, I have thought the same thing! Your blog makes me smile.

earwaxtasteslikecrayons said...

That's funny. My internal dialogue is usually along the lines of, "I really hope no one sees me checking out this romance novel. Can't they make the covers on these things more intellectual-looking?"

Jeremy and Rebecca said...

As a former librarian, yep, we judge you. As a patron who used that same branch, I agree, so, so judgemental. Oh well, it's not like you go to church with any of them!