The search continues as ever. I’ve been finding plenty of jobs listed, but as I’ve probably mentioned before, so many of them are above my level or require experience or knowledge that I don’t have at this time. It’s the old double-edged swort that I encountered when I got out of undergrad: I can’t get good work unless I have experience, and I can’t get experience until I manage to land a good job. I did have a conversation last week about an opening with a company that provides and helps organize electronic resources for libraries. Unfortunately, it would be a long (and too expensive at the moment) hike to get there and back for an interview, and even if they wound up loving me the pay they’re offering wouldn’t make it worth moving that far. Such is life. I’ll just have to continue searching and applying for anything and everything I can.
As the job hunt continues, so are my reading habits. After a (too long) break from reading Clive Cussler, I’ve started catching up with my backlog. I’m currently roughly two-thirds through Arctic Drift, which is part of the long-running Dirk Pitt series. The last Cussler book I read was The Chase, a year or two ago. I’ve got copies of Corsair, Medusa, The Wrecker and Silent Sea on my shelf waiting for me, as well as his children’s book The Aventures of the Vin Fizz. I’m debating whether to continue my search for a cheap used copy of Spartan Gold or just borrow a library copy, but given the current (massive) state of my To Be Read stack, that can wait.