Believe it or not, but I’m in my third year of university and yesterday was the first time that I’ve taken books from the library. I’ve gone into the library to do research and to copy out key phrases, but I’ve never been inclined to actually take them home with me…until now. Does that make me a bad student? Well, probably. There’s a whole building of resources at my fingertips and I didn’t appreciate them…until now.
Yesterday, I made a point of searching for the public relations section in the library. I found it right alongside marketing, advertising, events management, and social media. Surprised? Me neither. What I was surprised about was the amount of books that were crammed onto those shelves. I’m going to skip the estimations, but there were a fair few rows of books. They were all so colourful and cleverly titled that I got overwhelmed for a minute or two. I was beyond excited after those few minutes.
I get all this knowledge? So cool.
I ended up going a bit crazy and grabbing titles from public relations, advertising, and social media. I picked up:
That’s six titles. Is that a bit excessive? Perhaps.
I’m already four chapters into the ‘Naked Conversations’ book, and I’m loving it! One of the first things I look for in a book is a conversational tone, and (in my opinion) I think all the books I selected have that. I’m also a mega nerd who dealt with scientific language books, so I can handle a little technical jargon every now and again.
These books have me excited. (Have I mentioned that already?) I love nothing more than researching, especially researching topics that I’m interested in. Personally, I love social media, and, after the guest speaker last week, I have a new found interest in reputation and crisis management. I love feeling like I’m exploring public relations. This is like peeling back layer after layer, and it only gets better.
Am I enamoured? Perhaps.
Am I looking for more books to read after I’ve finished with these six? Definitely!
If you know of any public relations/advertising/social media books, then please leave the titles in the comment box! I’m a bookworm, so leave a comment if you know of any book that is worth a read! I’m always looking to expand my little book bubble 🙂
UPDATE: I just went to the library and found four more that I just had to have. This is getting insane.