Monday, February 7, 2011

library(an) cameo--Where She Went

I started working in the library just over five years ago. Before this time I'd never noticed when librarians/libraries were mentioned in books. But since then, I do. And it's a lot. Have you ever noticed?

Sometimes I laugh, sometimes I cringe, most the time I just find it interesting how they're presented.

So I've decided to blog about it.

My first cameo isn't really a cameo of a library or librarian. Instead it's just a mention. But I thought it was really funny. And cute.

Here we are, from and ARC of Where She Went by Gayle Forman. (meaning this might change in the published copy--but I hope not).

This is Adam talking to Mia:

"Okay, first off, you're sixteen. You're not a librarian. So you're not allowed to say 'appropriate.' And second of all, why the hell isn't it?"
There you have it, if you're sixteen and not a librarian, please take 'appropriate' out of your vocabulary.

1 comment:

Kelly said...

I love this! I also work in a library, and I still don't pay that much attention to when libraries and librarians are mentioned in novels. But now that you've brought it up, I'm sure I'll be thinking about it all the time!