In Which Sarah Finally Yells at Some Kids // rise of the evil librarian, pt. 3

In Which Sarah Finally Yells at Some Kids // rise of the evil librarian, pt. 3

Hello friends, and welcome back to the final part in this series of library shenanigans! If you missed Part One, where the job was obtained through unconventional means, find it here, and Part Two, where an evil ink pad became my best friend, here. Onward to Part Three! As it turns out, small-town libraries are [...]

The Art of Book Bounty Hunting // rise of the evil librarian, pt. 2

The Art of Book Bounty Hunting // rise of the evil librarian, pt. 2

Welcome back to stories from work! If you missed part one – where I nerded about Dickens with a library director and was promptly hired – you can catch up here. You need to understand a few things about my library. I lived in Washington D.C./ Baltimore suburbia for most of my childhood, which meant [...]

Rise of the Evil Librarian

Rise of the Evil Librarian

Well, I finally did it. I unlocked the ability to yell at annoying children without getting in trouble. Guys, I became a librarian. My quest to become a shrewish guardian of the book domain started many years ago, and, as I was then still a teenager with crippling social anxiety and nonexistent people skills, had [...]

The Curse of Chaos // I tried (and failed) to be neat

The Curse of Chaos // I tried (and failed) to be neat

I’ve come to a disturbing self-discovery of late: Namely, disaster has no effect on me whatsoever. I’m not sure when this vice took root, or how I managed to cultivate it so effectively while remaining oblivious to the evil tentacles wrapping themselves around every aspect of my life. My sister claims I suffered from this [...]

Happy Unhappiness

Happy Unhappiness

It's funny how my happiest moments come when I'm at my lowest. Sure, I like being caught up in the busyness of life, jumping from one fun thing to another, living in a whirlwind of goodness. But in the midst of this, I find myself looking back to a time when things weren't going so [...]

I Read King Arthur So You Don’t Have To // book roasts, vol. 1

I Read King Arthur So You Don’t Have To // book roasts, vol. 1

Finding a book to read that properly matches the mood I’m in is an Olympic sport. Having just read Beren and Luthien, shortly followed by Ivanhoe and Men of Iron, I felt a deep hankering in my soul for more books containing saccharinely perfect characters and the word “quoth.” (As can be expected, few modern [...]

Road Trips With Wild Women // proof you can’t take my family anywhere

Road Trips With Wild Women // proof you can’t take my family anywhere

Greetings one and all, friends, comrades, and very large moths! Back in May, a Christian conference was being held in North Carolina with some of my family’s favorite speakers, like Paul Washer and Scott Brown and all those other fellows no one’s heard of before. Due to an insidious evil known as “work,” my dad [...]