“φιλια” and why I love working in a library.

I am straightening the YA graphic novels, when an elderly woman asks, “Can you help me?” “Certainly,” I say. “Do you have any Greek books in the YA section?” “Are you looking for fiction? There are lots of YA novels inspired by Greek myths. If your looking for nonfiction, I’d actually recommend the children’s collection…”… Continue reading “φιλια” and why I love working in a library.

My “Summer” Reading: 5 YA Novels

Summer reading kicks off at my library today! Working at the library is so much fun during the summer because we have a ton more programs and kids have more time to read so I get to do a lot more of my favorite aspect of my job: reader’s advisory. To celebrate I thought I’d… Continue reading My “Summer” Reading: 5 YA Novels

Feminist Fridays: On Mothers and Motherhood in Life and Fiction

I find I’m always interested in feminist perspectives, whether it’s in regards to literature, pop culture, or current events. Feminist Fridays is going to be my forum for discussing these issues, and may come in the form of book (or other media) reviews, link roundups, or my rambling thoughts essays. If you’d like to make a habit of discussing… Continue reading Feminist Fridays: On Mothers and Motherhood in Life and Fiction

Top Ten Words That Make Me Pick Up a Book

Top Ten Tuesday is a book blogging prompt hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. I don’t participate every week, but I join in when I find the prompt interesting. This week’s topic is words or topics that instantly make you pick up a book. Now, I’m not gonna lie. I’m a very eclectic reader, so these… Continue reading Top Ten Words That Make Me Pick Up a Book

What I’m Reading: May 2013 YA New Releases

The S-Word  by Chelsea Pitcher First it was SLUT scribbled all over Lizzie Hart’s locker. But one week after Lizzie kills herself, SUICIDE SLUT replaces it—in Lizzie’s looping scrawl. Lizzie’s reputation is destroyed when she’s caught in bed with her best friend’s boyfriend on prom night. With the whole school turned against her, and Angie… Continue reading What I’m Reading: May 2013 YA New Releases