Although it's lovely to dream of jetting off to New York for BEA this week, I will just have to live vicariously through tweets. And I'm excited to participate in Armchair BEA, a virtual book blogger conference! For any Armchair BEA participants stopping by my blog for the first time-- welcome. Thanks so much for visiting!
Today's topic is: who are you, and how do you Armchair?
So, who am I?
I'm a teen services librarian in Southern California. I never really grew out of reading children's and young adult literature, so I made it my career! I absolutely love what I do. I get to keep up with the coolest books and make sure they end up in the hands of the right readers. I get to meet my favorite authors, and even better, I get to host events so their young fans get to meet them, too. I get to help students discover that real research goes way beyond Google or Wikipedia. It's all incredibly rewarding.
I'm also a wife, and the mom of a baby and a toddler, who are, in my very objective opinion, completely adorable and brilliant. Between my family life and my professional life, I have a pretty full plate, and I love every minute of it.
As for how I'm participating in Armchair BEA, I'll be posting on several of the suggested topics, including a blogger interview. I started blogging earlier this year because I wanted to contribute to the community of book and library bloggers, and this seems like a great way to do some virtual networking. I'm looking forward to it!