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I am a high school librarian in her mid thirties who is crazy about dogs and books – hence the dog-eared reference in the title. I obtained my MLS after a career as a stage manager.
In this blog, I aim to focus on YA lit, although I do dabble in adult lit and reading in general. I also write about my experiences as a librarian, my involvement in ALA/YALSA/AASL and other library things that strike my fancy. Dogs and pop culture stuff make frequent appearances since they are my other obsessions. My life also makes random appearances in trips, concerts, etc.
Some of my favorite books include: The Secret History, Looking for Alaska, Bel Canto, Gloria, From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, Before I Die, the Outlander series, the Anne of Green Gables series, the Harry Potter series, and the Trixie Belden series (I collect these is hardcover and paperback). I love The Lovely Bones but that is mainly because of the paragraph where Susie talks about “Evensong.”
Favorite authors include John Green, Diana Gabaldon, Chuck Klosterman, Ann Patchett, Sarah Vowell, and Marian Keyes.
Other things I love include movies, David Gray, the Oscars, good tv, wine, Diet Coke with ice, ice in just about any beverage, sushi, pasta, potatoes, Ireland, the color red, socks and no shoes, pajama pants, and Disneyland.
As far as the above-mentioned good tv, that includes (but is not limited to): Friday Night Lights, Everwood, Lost, Fringe, Mad Men, The Daily Show, Breaking Bad, Gossip Girl (only when it centers on Blair), How I Met Your Mother, Pacey’s Pond, Weeds, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Six Feet Under, Californication, Joan of Arcadia, Once and Again, Degrassi, and David Letterman. One new addition is The Fabulous Beekman Boys – love them, the goats, Farmer John, and Polka Spot!
My YALSA involvements include: chair of the YALSA Local Arrangements committee 2009 – 2010, chair of the WrestleMania Reading Challenge Jury 2010 – 2011, a member Organization and Bylaws committee 2010 – 2011, member of Teens Top Ten committee 2010 – 2012.
*Disclosure: Some of the products reviewed on this blog are provided to me free of charge in exchange for an unbiased review. All opinions expressed in these reviews are strictly my own and are not influenced by monetary or other means of compensation. This review is in compliance with the FTC guidelines.
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Page last edited on July 11, 2011.