2. Are there any blogs that are your “go to” blogs for recommendations that you know you can trust? I make it a priority to read a number of blogs every day to keep up on the book buzz. It’s hard to pick my favorites, but Lisa and Laura Write always make me laugh, Jess from I Read to Relax is a librarian friend, I’ve never meet fellow librarian GreenBean Teen Queen but I love her blog, obviously The Story Siren, and my new favorite is Anna Reads. I could go on and on…but I’ll stop there.
3. What is one of your favorite things about the blogging community? Seeing all the upcoming book releases – everyone has different books on their radar. I love seeing the covers of new books coming out. As a librarian, it makes my job easier and its fun to see what’s coming next. It also makes my GoodReads TBR pile never ending.
4. What are three books, as a teen librarian, do you recommend the most to teens? Have any of the teens recommended any good books to YOU? The books I recommend vary on the ages and interests, but I have a handful of books I always gravitate towards. I get asked a lot about a middle school boy reluctant reader. I usually talk up action books: Kingdom Keepers, The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel, Killer Pizza, Sure Fire, and the Recruit. If these are out, then I browse the shelves and pull out others. This is one of my favorite parts of my job – connecting teens with books they will love. There are teens that have handed me books and told me to read them. Some of them I loved and some weren’t my style, but either way, I’ll give them a try.
5. If you didn’t blog about books, what would be one other thing you’d consider blogging about? (I’m really excited to read your answer to this because I have a vlog ready for this week about the same topic) My work answer: a blog about connecting teen programs with teens books and displays in the library. My personal answer: crafty things – jewelry, cards, and other items. Great Question!