I thought I hadn’t been reading, but I actually have… Finished Lying on the Couch last night — fun twists at the end, and overall happy feelings… bad people aren’t always bad, and good people aren’t always good. I like a book that can portray those transformations. I’m also glad that it didn’t tie up quite as neatly as it could have — many of the characters who could have known each other never met. I hate when the story is tied a little too tightly (The Kite Runner comes to mind).
I finished Winston’s collection on library leadership, and it mostly wasn’t crocky inspirational garbage. And (don’t tell) it is a little inspiring. I look at people I’ve worked for and start to understand some of them better. And my respect for my current supervisor is growing. I don’t know if I care to be a “leader,” but I would like to be effective at work, and that was largely what they were talking about — being effective at getting others (under you, level with you, above you) to do their best. Not so bad.