YALSA Hub Challenge: Why I Didn’t Finish

So when I took this on in February I fully expected to finish. Up until mid May I still thought I could. Alas, I could not. I got 19 books read. And would have had 20, but I did not finish the 20th in time. What follows is not a list of excuses by any…

YALSA Hub Challenge Book 19: In The Shadow of Blackbirds

My next, and final book since I haven't been able to find the time to finish Lexicon with starting my new position, is In the Shadow of Blackbirds by Cat Winters. It's a creepy supernatural historical tale accompanied by some fantastic pictures from the time. The novel follows sixteen-year-old Mary Shelley Black during the Spanish…

I’m not ashamed to read YA

This response to an article shaming adults who read YA books by a fellow youth librarian sums up exactly how this 28-year-old Teen Services librarian feels. Vive la YA lit! You can read my review to Eleanor and Park from earlier this year in my archives.