Monday, May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA self-introduction

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!


  1. What a great blog you have :)

    I love getting to know new people that share the same love of books as I do.

    I would love to be a librarian someday :) thats why I volunteer there now.
    I'm glad you take the time to be by yourself and blog even though your plate is full, Happy Blogging :)


    thanks for stopping by my blog!

  2. Hello Allison! I'm glad I discovered your blog through ArmchairBEA, enjoy this week!

  3. Hi, Allison, I enjoyed checking out your blog! I am also a blogging library-type in Southern California (I finish library school in Dec. and currently work part-time as a library assistant in Rancho Cucamonga). I hope to be a children's or teen librarian some day and I blog about children's and teen historical fiction at The Fourth Musketeer! Come visit my blog when you can.

  4. Hi Allison! I'm not officially doing Armchair BEA (too lazy), but I didn't want to miss out on the meeting and greeting, so here I am checking out some new-to-me blogs. I'm so glad to have found yours. I'll be back often!

  5. YA books are awesome, aren't they? I so wish they would have had such great fiction when I was actually YA. LOL! That's so cool that you were able to make it your career.

    Welcome to Armchair BEA! I hope you have a blast this week!

  6. Thanks SO much for stopping by, all! I can't wait to visit all of your blogs. :D


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