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Monday, July 27, 2009

some random stuff

I finally wrote a "review" about Pope Joan and posted it on The Book Book.

It is one thing to post something on your own blog...even comments make me nervous sometimes...and totally nerve racking when you are posting something on a blog that has a lot of talented folk on it.

I wonder what would happen if I ever got my book(s) published.... :-O

ANYWAY...

I am currently reading several books at once...yet again...there's actually more!
The book in the top middle is a Japanese book. It is not on my list of almost 100 Japanese authors to read but it was a natural choice for me since I am working at a library...

The book is titled (my rough translation of it anyways is) "The New Ways of Coming Up With Ideas - that the library taught me". It is written in a diary format...fiction yet non-fiction.

A girl starts working at a library. Her job is much less stressful than mine so I envy her really badly.

She decides she wants to learn more about how to respond to references and questions.
I don't know how it is in the country you live in but a lot of people come to libraries in Japan to get answers. From how to make a love potion to origins of words etc... (These are the references in the story and are not from my real experience....I am not aloud to talk about actual references outside of work.)

I haven't read the entire book yet, but the whole idea is not that far away from mind mapping.

Finding the right reference tools seems to require a lot of patience. You need to be a good listener, and find out what the questioner REALLY wants to know, when they need the information and what exactly the information is for.

I wonder if there is a book similar to this in English...I would love to read about librarians around the world...

Being a good listener seems to be my current lesson in life.
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I am back to writing more of my book (I never really quit)... a road story in a very interesting place...
I know I was supposed to write it in 30 days. It was more like write the outline in 30 days...
Maybe I should change my blog address...
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And finally,
an update for my list of almost 100 Japanese authors to read...

71. さくら ももこ(Sakura Momoko)
72. 柴門ふみ(Saimon Fumi)

6 comments:

ReNu said...

Can't post comments on art of living in Japan, so I hope THIS works! Lemme know.
CONGRATULATIONS about the new job. What is it? Hope it's something you enjoy!

I_am_Tulsa said...

ReNu! Your comment worked!

Thank you and congratulations to you too! I have my foot in the door of publishing...I will be a sales rep. I hope I enjoy it too...pretty sure I will!

Emily Cross said...

Hi Tulsa!

I nominated you for the lemonstand award (on both writer's chronicle blog and on my own blog)

Congrats!

Oh and congrats on the new job, oh!! you should totally start a blog about being a sales rep - look at 'pimp my novel' blogsite which was started by someone who was a bookseller!! :) Give people your perspective of the bus!

I_am_Tulsa said...

Emily, thank you so much for the award and congratulations!

I am wondering about the potential yet another blog could have...

I will be traveling to different parts of Japan so I'll be posting about the cities I visit on theartoflivinginjapan but I am not sure what kind of insight I will be able to share about the job itself... BUT if I find anything "blog worthy" I will see what I can do!

fredwrite said...

Don't worry about posting on your own blogs or reading your own material. Just enjoy your life. We love you.

I_am_Tulsa said...

Thank you very much Fredwrite! I shall do just that!
;-)