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Quiet, Please: Dispatches From A Public Librarian - Community Reviews back

by Scott Douglas
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Wyvernfriend Reads
Wyvernfriend Reads rated it 6 years ago
Scott Douglas writes entertainingly and often with some exageration about his life as a Librarian in a couple of Southern Californian Public Libraries. I felt myself nodding along to the descriptions of occurences and people the only real differences being the languages. It's the people that stand ...
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog
The Library Lass Booklikes Blog rated it 6 years ago
Quiet Please: Dispatches from a Public Librarian by Scott Douglas is a memoir about Douglas' experience working in public libraries in southern California. I would recommend it to librarians, but I doubt its appeal reaches beyond the library community. While I found the narrator unlikable and, at ti...
Title and Statement of Responsibility
This book was problematic for me. Although it was amusing, it suffered at times from a lack of narrative direction. After the basic plot points were covered--boy decides to be librarian, etc.--it devolved into a series of loosely collected patron and staff vignettes and opinions on human behavior. T...
Itinerant Librarian on Books
Itinerant Librarian on Books rated it 10 years ago
If I could have, I would have rated this book at 3 1/2 stars. It is not because the book is bad, but I do have some very mixed feelings about it overall. I am not sure if I am supposed to recommend it to people as a true look of what our work is like, or if I am supposed to recommend it to people as...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it 10 years ago
Boring and tedious look at working in a library. Never did connect with the author's style.
megancsparks
megancsparks rated it 10 years ago
This book hit high and low points for me. Once I finished I was kind of confused about whether or not I actually liked it. I'm going to say no. If I have to think hard about whether or not I liked a book I probably didn't like it.The best part of this book, indeed the best part about working in a li...
Minor Characters
Minor Characters rated it 10 years ago
So yeah, sometimes the author just came off sounding like a dick (in fact, a lot of the time), and the moral of the story at the end of every chapter got real old, real fast, and was annoying to boot. But I also often found him funny, and really, a book full of "normal, regular patrons and staff" s...
BookHounds
BookHounds rated it 11 years ago
This could have been a perfect book, but instead it ended up reading like a my space page. The footnotes drove me crazy as well. Great idea that turned out OK...
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