The Woman Behind the Words!
My Job: Former middle school librarian at a progressive independent school in downtown Manhattan, current high school librarian at a college prep school in Westchester, NY. Boisterous and snarky opinions expressed on this blog are entirely my own and DO NOT in any way, shape or form represent the opinions of my employer.
My Favorite Color: PINK! (And for all of you that grumble about pink being a traditional “girl” color and anti-feminist, TOO BAD. I like pink, and I say we take it back:)
My Favorite Flavor: Blue raspberry.
My Favorite Bands/Singers:Â Even though this SERIOUSLY shows my age, here goes–The Doors, early Harry Connick, Jr., Hole (before Courtney Love totally sold Kurt out), The Cure, Bon Jovi, Indigo Girls, Alicia Keys, Tori Amos, Ani DiFranco, Aimee Mann, Ben Folds, Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen, Ryan Adams, Vampire Weekend, Mary J. Blige, The White Stripes, Valerie June, The Lumineers, Ke$ha and Barenaked Ladies.Â And just like everyone else, Hamilton.
My Free Time: Often spent reading, quilting and watching way too much reality television, primarily on Bravo (Top Chef! Real Housewives!). Some of my favorite non-reality TV shows are Game of Thrones, House of Cards, Orange is the New Black, Insecure and Girls. I also currently write reviews regularly for cool professional librarian ragÂ Kirkus Reviews, and occasionally in the past for TimeOut New York Kids and Amazon.com. And sometimes, if I’m lucky, I get a review opportunity here.
My Faults: I am too loud to work in a library, too chicken to pierce my eyebrow, and way too obsessed with young adult literature.
My Strengths: Did I mention that I was WAY too obsessed with young adult literature?
My Hobbies: Collecting Sweet Valley High paperbacks with the original artwork covers, writing short stories and cooking. And of course, reading and reviewing.
Presentations: Check out all the details about a Reading Rants road show!
Thanks for visiting! As always, please leave comments to let me know what you think!Â Now, back to RR!