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