Hi! I'm Allison.

I'm a children's services librarian, wife, and the mom of two small kids in Southern California.

It can be a challenge to get a lot of reading done in the midst of  changing diapers, running errands, and playing peek-a-boo-- not to mention going to work. So when I can grab a spare moment, I read anywhere, everywhere, and in any format… hence the title of my blog! I really do read everywhere.

While I enjoy the occasional book aimed at adult readers, my literary home has always been in children's and YA literature. I made a career out of my passion, and that's primarily what you'll find here on this blog.

As a librarian, I am energized by connecting young readers to books that they're going to love. I read widely in a variety of genres so I can make personal recommendations for all types of readers. I enjoy keeping up with the latest titles so I can suggest my favorite new reads to those kids who seem to have read the entire library already. (I was one of those kids!)

I also review books and apps for School Library Journal, manage YALSA's YA literature blog, The Hub, and podcast about YA lit at Authors are ROCKSTARS!

Contact me at alli.librarian @ gmail (dot) com

About this blog

Reading Everywhere has been online since January 2011. It is my personal blog. The opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of my employer.

But what you really want to know is who designed that awesome blog header for me, right? The header illustration is the work of the fantastic and endlessly creative Elle Cardenas. 

Social media icons are courtesy of Carrie at Carrie Loves.

Reading Everywhere is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.


  1. What is it that I supposedly purchased from you for $3.99?

  2. At the moment I'm reading an e-book about data room m&a and must say that I'm missing paper books.


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