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‘Cat in the Stacks: A Study in Sarcasm


I’m Michelle Callaghan, a second-year graduate student at Villanova University. This is our column, “‘Cat in the Stacks.” I’m the ‘cat. Falvey Memorial Library is the stacks. I’ll be posting about living that scholarly life, from research to study habits to embracing your inner-geek, and how the library community might aid you in all of it.

Hey Wildcats! It’s the first week of December and that means it’s time to relax. It’s time to read those fluff books you’ve been stockpiling. It’s time to sleep in and maybe catch up on a little exercise. You can do anything you want. It’s December 3rd and you don’t have a care in the world. No deadlines, nothing to study for, nothing to worry about.

Nothing at all to worry about.

Chances are you’ll get bored. What do you have to do with your time? It’s understandable you’d run out of things to do.

You’re probably so relaxed right now.

You probably have the calmest energy ever.

Clear sailing in the first weeks of December, right? Clear sailing.

Never seen a to-do list so empty before.

Now, I mean, I guess if you stumbled into anything important to do (although I can’t imagine what), you could come to the library. I guess.

If for whatever crazy reason you have a question you need an answer to, you could talk to a librarian. But it’s not like you have any deadlines or anything.

It’s the first week of December.

Twiddle your thumbs.

Take up yoga.

String up a hammock.

Take a load off.

The library’s here if you somehow manage to find something to do.


(Good luck and may you have a fruitful finals prep. Next week the Library is open extra late – come on over.)

Article by Michelle Callaghan, graduate assistant on the Communication and Service Promotion team. She is currently pursuing her MA in English at Villanova University.



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