Just Browsing is the official blog of the Orem Library, providing the good citizens of Orem with life, liberty and the pursuit of excellent media (books, movies, music, etc.) Check us out to find booklists, staff recommendations, craft tips, recipes, and what’s new at the library.
Get to Know our Blog Contributors:
Ruth is a shy yet majestic creature who can usually be found at the swimming pool, reveling in the midst of a thunderstorm, or in bed curled up with ice cream, her husband, and 10 or so books that she “is almost done with.” She grew up a homeschooled tomboy with five siblings in Georgia and migrated to Utah in her teens, where she fell in love with Southern history and wrote her master’s thesis on humor in Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian and No Country for Old Men. Her goals include living in a hobbit house, being able to watch a movie and read a book at the same time, and to cultivate an unsocial, taciturn disposition, unwilling to speak, unless she says something that will amaze the whole room.
Rachel is a California transplant who has been certified as a bookworm by her current English Doctor. She enjoys frequent trips to the moon by way of Mexico and dreams of moving to a beach on the Pacific Coast of Costa Rica. She loves to eat street tacos and dragon steaks, and has been known to binge on oranges and toast. Writing the “Top Ten Tuesday” post is an exotic vacation that allows her to travel through many themes without ever leaving the cupboard under the stairs, otherwise known as the Outreach office.
Meghan has been working behind and in front of the scene at the Orem Library since May 2018. She has been tirelessly utilizing her 2018 BA in English to add a little “spice” to the “At the Table” posts. Meghan has been a faithful patron of the Orem Library since she was a little girl, going as far as getting engaged at the library in 2015. She fully expects to die with a book in her hand and wants her epitaph to say “To Die Would Be An Awfully Big Adventure”.
Holly is a book-obsessed, art enthusiast who has been working in museums and libraries since 2003. She is entranced by anything bright, shiny and new, so writing the What’s New posts is the perfect (i.e. might not be the healthiest) fit. A lifelong Utahn – except for that surreal year of studying abroad in London – she loves how well running and e-audiobooks, treadmills and k-dramas, and mountains and home go together. In the wee hours of the morning or night, you might find her rocking it out on the piano, training for her next race, or passed out with a book in her lap.