My first ever blog post was on 16th February, 2006, but the Cybils Awards announcement of the winners is 14th February, so we're celebrating early.
Why I started a blog is lost in the mists of time. I think I took a class where it was suggested; it seemed like a good way to be able to remember all of the books as I read through the hardcover fiction in the library. I was at the "M"s in 2006, and finished in 2011, just in time for my fifth anniversary.
I always wished I had a better blog name!
This isn't the "sexiest" blog-- I don't do giveaways or interviews or talk about what's going on in the library. I'm not good with Twitter or Instagram or Facebook, and the Podcast experiment left me cold.
I read as many of the books as I can; I opine. I base these opinions on interactions with actual tween readers. I try to be honest about whether or not I like a book, but also about whether or not my students will. Sometimes this is two different things.
For now, this is enough. You want to know about books, scan my posts once a week. It's like reading a dozen or more books without the time commitment.