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An Introduction

Hi everyone!

My name is Vincent Gutierrez. I’m from Bakersfield, California. I attended CSU Bakersfield and received my BA in English with a minor in Communications in 2017. This will be my second to last semester (hopefully!) before I receive my MLIS. My focus is obtaining a career in an academic library.

I’m writing this post from the Morro Dunes Campground in Morro Bay, California on a weekend vacation with my family. We come here a couple times during the year. It’s our favorite spot.

I work full time and go to school full time. I have two daughters and two sons and an amazing fiance who is a teacher. Together we like going to concerts, going camping, and playing Pokemon GO (yes! we still play!). Our life is pretty busy to say the least!

In my spare time I enjoy reading, creative writing, and playing video games when I have the chance and time allows. I’ve recently been wanting to get back into skateboarding, as I used to skate when I was younger.

I thought it would be cool to share my summer reading list. I didn’t get a whole lot done since I also took a summer class (INFO 285: Applied Research Methods).

  1. Stephen King and Owen King’s Sleeping Beauties
  2. Susan Orlean’s The Library Book (This is one of my new favorites!)
  3. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower 6: Song of Susannah (Audiobook)
  4. Haruki Murakami’s Kafka on the Shore
  5. Stephen King’s Doctor Sleep
  6. Stephen King’s The Dark Tower 7: The Dark Tower (Audiobook)
  7. Octavia E. Butler’s Kindred (I absolutely loved this book!)
  8. Ursula K. Le Guin’s The Dispossessed (currently reading)
  9. Pat Barker’s The Silence of the Girls

As you can see, I’m a big Stephen King fan. I started reading It the summer between middle school and high school at my aunt’s house in Arizona. My favorite of his books are 11/22/63 and The Talisman (which he wrote with Peter Straub). I’ve been reading/listening to the books I’ve missed after I had stopped reading him for a while.

Did you have a summer reading list? How did you do? I’m looking forward to working and learning with all of you!

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