The World’s Strongest Librarian by Josh Hanagarne

This is a fun and funny book about a (possibly former) Mormon with Tourette Syndrome who is a public library librarian in Salt Lake City. But he also has his more serious moments of describing how wonderful libraries are:

“…a good library’s existence is a potential step forward for a community. If hate and fear have ignorance at their core, maybe the library can curb their effects, if only by offering ideas and neutrality. It’s a safe pace to explore, to meet with other minds, to touch other centuries, religions, races, and learn what you truly think about the world.” (p. 213)

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Fuyus

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If you’ve never had a fuyu, you should try one. They are the best ever. Don’t get the regular kind of apple-shaped persimmon, get the shorter, squatter ones called “fuyu.” I am wondering if my skin will turn orange soon because I eat so many. Probably not, as the end of the season is approaching. (sometimes they do have seeds, unlike the photo above, but you can just slice off the non-seed outside edges and eat those)