I am so into scavenger hunts where I don't have to be on a team or talk to anybody. Give me a list and let me cross things off of it PLEASE. For the #ReadingMyLibrary Challenge, apart from trying to read books from the library, you're encouraged to spend time in and explore your local library. I thought I knew my library well, but this scavenger hunt introduced me to a whole slew of cool, new things. It was a lot of fun!
The list of things I was supposed to find is here and I got ten of them! Well, I got a couple more than that, but they were pretty boring pictures. So I spared you. You're welcome.
My Library Scavenger Hunt Finds:
First things first, I'm the realest/here's my library card. It's not one of the fancier new ones, but that's fine. Also my name always always always rubs off. Any tips, librarians?
Right away I really wanted to find an author with my initials, JQ. I didn't think it would happen, because my initials are super weird. But then it did! I found Julia Quinn here, who writes historical romance books. I didn't expect that from my name soulmate, but good for her.
Next I found a book with 8+ words in the title. So I have I Am Sorry to Think I Have Raised a Timid Son, which I just started reading and is also an amazing title.
Then I had to look for a book with a number in the title. It would've been easy to go for Janet Evanovich, but I wanted a numeral. I have no idea what Galatea 2.2 is, but that cover's pretty fucking cool.
I found a travel book about Barcelona for a book with someplace I want to go on the cover.
While I was looking for a green book, I found a book with a girl with a dress on the cover! Wondering if that's her braid or somebody else's. But I wasn't wondering enough to check out the book.
I found a picture book about a topic that interests me very, very deeply.
I also found a set of encyclopedias. All about animals! I would have absolutely loved going through all of these as a kid. Or like right now.
Then I started discovering parts of the library I really didn't know about. Like I knew there were encyclopedias and travel books, I just didn't know where. But I had no idea there were all of these physical audiobooks. There were two shelves-worth!
And I didn't know we had graphic novels! They're strangely sorted into nonfiction, a land I rarely visit. I found Ghost World, and I took it home with me! It's been too long since I've read comics.