I’m Melissa (Mina), I’m a Youth Librarian in Florida. Initially, the purpose of this blog was to document my progress on a “23 Things List” for my Foundations of Library and Information Science class and evolved to document the progress of my Master’s in Library and Information Science, to talk about issues in the LIS world, and to possibly include features such as reviews of literature on certain topics.

Now that I’m officially a librarian, I do book reviews. I’ll of course be finishing those 23 things…eventually…maybe. Be prepared for snark and references to all manner of science fiction and fantasy franchises, movies, and TV shows, I am after all,  a self professed Jedi. For those who don’t know anything about LIS, be prepared to learn that librarians do a lot more than you think.

You can also find Star Wars reviews not covered here and other related posts on The Future of the Force.

Contributing Author

Amy Wishman Nalan is a voracious reader of all the books, a Star Wars fan, and all around fangirl. She is also an avid reader of fan fiction. As such, she had the brilliant idea that these two things were not unlike one another and Melissa agreed. Thus On the Same Page was born. These posts will feature a fan fiction suggestion and two books with similar plots, themes, or just plain evoke a similar feeling in Amy.

You can look forward to these posts on Wednesdays around 1pm. You can follow Amy on twitter @amywishman.

20 thoughts on “About

  1. PS Thanks for commenting on my blog with the show name (Once Upon a Time!). I am a sci fi/fantasy junkie myself. Have you read anything by Anne Bishop? She is my favorite fantasy author!

    1. I’ve heard of her, but I haven’t read any of her stuff yet. I believe I have a few things of hers on my to read list. I love Tamora Pierce’s YA fantasy. She writes such strong female characters, and even though it’s fantay, they deal with the same stuff young girls today deal with. A friend suggested Stephen Lawhead to me so I read one of his and loved it.

      I can’t remember, but are you the one that looked up Dr. Who stuff for one of your 23 things? I’ve personally been a scifi fan since my mom brought Star Wars home from the library when I was about 3. I just fell in love with it.

      1. I haven’t read anything by Pierce of Lawhead, but I’m adding them to my list. I didn’t do the Dr. Who stuff for my 23 things, and unfortunately, I can’t remember who did.

        I too have been reading scifi/fantasy for as far back as I can remember! I like David Weber’s Honor Harrington series, but prefer the earlier books to the more recent.

        As for London, I leave on Saturday for a week!

  2. Hehe, I saw your response to my comment on the famous Doctor Quack post, and had a look at your profile – you know how I mentioned I just started a PhD? It’s on libraries 🙂

    1. That’s too funny! You’re the second person I’ve met randomly that is studying library science. I met the other while shopping in a local department store, the sales girl who helped me turned out to be a classmate.

      1. Cool. And congrats on the job. That’s my biggest fear is the time it might take me to get a job. Although a position with my county just opened up so I went ahead and applied since I’ll be done in December. Did you at least find some part time work while you were looking?

      2. I did have something part-time, but it wasn’t easy with the people I worked with. So I’m definitely happy that I have something more concrete in a more supportive atmosphere. Best of luck in your endeavors, though! 😀

  3. I finally got over here to check out your blog, and I’m glad I did.

    It’s great that what started as a class project has evolved into such an awesome site.

    Best of luck with your studies. I’m not a librarian, but my office is in a university library (how sweet is that?) and I work with reference librarians from time to time. I also know a couple of other bloggers who are librarians, and just in general, I’m interested in the things you’re blogging about.

    1. Thank you. I had to keep a blog in three of my classes, so I kind of figured why not just keep going?

      I actually need to update that, I graduated in December. An office in a library is cool. You should check out some of my posts from my Libraries and Museums as Cultural Institutions class, they are marked Literature Reviews since they are reviews of my class readings. There are also reviews for my Social Media for Information Professionals class. Might find something to pique your interest there. Currently I’d trying to do the reading challenge hosted by the Young Adult Library Services Association’s blog, so my reviews are coming from the books I’m reading, and I’m trying to do a series comparing the books that have been made into movies to their adaptations.

  4. Hi Mina 🙂

    My name is Shaun and I’m an author, just wondering if you would consider reviewing my book in exchange for a free ebook copy?

    Here is a link to my fantasy novel (Ewan Pendle and the White Wraith) on amazon, so you can have a look and decide if it may or may not be something you would be interested in reading – http://a.co/9p4Sezn

    Thanks for taking the time to consider my enquiry, and I look forward to hearing from you soon.


    1. At this time, my to be read pile is more like a mountain, and with summer reading starting today I don’t think I have the time to devote to reading it. I’m trying to read through back titles this year in an effort to tame my ever growing list. But thank you for considering me. I wish you luck in your writing.

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