As a librarian, of course I love libraries! But I really love hearing from other readers and authors about why libraries are important to them. Today I'm happy to introduce you all to debut author Jessica Shirvington. Jessica is the author of Embrace. As an author, Jessica is no stranger to libraries-yay! Not only do I get to host Jessica talking about libraries, but today is the release date for Embrace! Send your congrats to Jessica and keep an eye out for Embrace at your library or bookstore! Happy release day Jessica-and thanks for loving the library!!
I was lucky enough to have extremely knowledgeable parents-in-law in many aspects of theology, so my first port of call was to them. They loaded me up with books by various scholars and theologians who explored different views on the role of angels and their capacity within the universe. It was the perfect place to start. But the thing about research is once you start, you quickly discover, it only helps to have as much knowledge on the subject as possible.
Naturally, I hit the internet. It’s a great place to start looking for references, but the truth is there is just so much out there on angels (including a lot of misleading information) that the Internet can become more of a hazard than anything else. Often the best comments and opinions I have found are only small sections in much larger books covering a range of different topics. So inevitably I find myself at the library more often than not.
It doesn’t matter how much is at the press of a finger on the internet, nothing compares to the vast amount of books and the simplicity in being able to pick them up, skim through them, and move on to the next. A day at the library is always a success – mind you, I often get so sidetracked that I leave with material I never went in there looking for. But that’s part of the charm as well.
I know just what she means-I always end up with handfuls of books after browsing the library shelves! Check out your local library for a copy of Embrace and follow the tour on Facebook!
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