For one of my classes (Public Libraries, in case you’re keeping fastidious tabs on my life, which I assume you are), we had to do an hour long oral history interview with an about-to-retire or retired public librarian (more about that project here for the one person who cares).
Our group of four found a recently retired librarian and went to visit her at her home on Saturday, where we conducted and recorded the interview.
She was a really cool lady and we had a great time with her. One of the projects she works on is reviewing books for various publications and serving on some award committees. Because of this she receives tons and tons of books from publishers and is always trying to donate them to keep them from taking over her house.
She pulled out a huge cardboard box (I could have fit inside), with a bunch of young adult books in it and told us to help ourselves.
I left with six brand-new hardcover, just-released books.
My new goal in life is to be the lady who passes out gorgeous free books to everyone who stops by my house.