Books and Board Games: Yee Haw Little Doggies

In the last year and a half, board games have become a relatively large part of my life. My boyfriend Jake was into board games before we met and he's gotten me into games as well. Since the beginning of 2022, we've hosted at least one game night a week with friends. I've also started … Continue reading Books and Board Games: Yee Haw Little Doggies

Great or Nothing: A Great Little Women Retelling

Meg, Jo, Beth, and Amy are back in another Little Women retelling, this time during World War II. Meg is a teacher at Concord High School, Jo is working in an airplane factory in Connecticut, and Amy has lied her way into the Red Cross where she's working as a Clubmobile girl in London. And … Continue reading Great or Nothing: A Great Little Women Retelling

My First Months as a Children’s Librarian

Starting my job as a children's librarian at the Public Library of Brookline was a little bit of a whirlwind. I finished class on a Thursday, started my string of back-to-back holiday travels on Friday, and in the middle of going to New York City, Kansas, and Colorado, I interviewed for and was offered a … Continue reading My First Months as a Children’s Librarian

First Impressions: Simon and Schuster Spring Books

I attended ALA Lib Learn X in January and had a great time at the virtual sessions I was able to attend. I learned about mindfulness-based storytimes, passive library programming, international games week, and much more. I also took some time to look around at the virtual exhibitor booths and signed up for a few … Continue reading First Impressions: Simon and Schuster Spring Books

2021 Books in Review

One of my favorite parts of December for the past several years has been rounding up my year and doing a year-in-review post (2018, 2019, 2020). Of course, looking back at the year is fun, but looking back at the books I've read might be even better. This year-in-review might even be more necessary than … Continue reading 2021 Books in Review