Tuesday, 17 September 2013

A fairly unique experience.

I had an experience today that I don’t think too many authors would have had. At work, I catalogued a couple of books. Not unusual? No, of course not, except that when I went to put the spine labels on, they each had F STE on them. Yes, I catalogued and covered my own books for the school library! I’ve done it before for books that I’ve illustrated, but actually being able to put that spine label on was a wonderful feeling! Unfortunately, I haven’t had the joy of seeing them on the shelf (or even better, being taken off) because they went to the library on the Secondary campus and I work at Primary, but all the same, it was fun. I had secretly hoped that the school library barcode on one of them could be 24601 (anyone who knows my favourite book will know why) but unfortunately that was already taken and we’re up to numbers beginning with 26... Ah well, I can’t have everything!

4 comments:

Clare said...

That must have felt good, Katie - a unique experience indeed. Congratulations.

Kate said...

Thanks, Clare! :)

Ryan Sullivan said...

24601! I sung that in my head! :D

Kate said...

I hope you did it in your best Colm Wilkinson voice, Ryan! :)