Tuesday, April 07, 2009

it's boring out

So what am I doing with my librarian skills these days? Mostly approving book authors over at paperbackswap.com; that is, figuring out whether the person named as the author of a particular book is credited correctly. No, several years of study are not really required for this task, but they don't hurt, either. A lot of it is looking at obscure small press items, which can require some actual research. Though I was amused today to be called on to approve Ruth Reichl, an author I would have thought was far beyond needing approval from the likes of me.

As a mildly useful, not completely mindless time waster, it probably ranks slightly below "free rice."