Welcome to my blog. If you’ve found me here, I can only assume that you are interested in the same things that I am. Either that, or you already follow me on Twitter and you’re just dying to see if I have anything more substantial to say.
Whatever the case, I’m glad you’re here, and I look forward to your comments. Just for the record, I’ll be blogging about writing, reading, libraries/librarianship, and education. These topics go together nicely, don’t you think? I like to use anecdotes whenever possible, so you may occasionally read about my children, my students, the weather in Central New York, and my passion for genealogy. (If I mention a dead ancestor from time-to-time don’t be surprised)!
At this point you may be wondering who I am and what gives me the authority to write about these topics. Well, here’s the lowdown: I have always dreamed of being a writer, and of making money from writing. You’ll see a future post about my long and winding road to making that dream approach reality.
I’ve been reading, well…forever it seems. I read all the time, no matter what it is. More on that later as well. I’ve managed to combine writing and reading by being a book reviewer for School Library Journal.
Which brings me to another area of expertise: libraries/librarianship (did you like that segue?). I’ve worked in libraries, in one capacity or another, for 24 years. I have been a high school librarian (library media specialist…teacher/librarian…choose your favorite term) for twelve years. I also moonlight as a substitute librarian for my local public library. I work mostly in the Local History/Genealogy department (other people’s dead ancestors!).
So, that’s it in a nutshell. Why don’t you post a comment and include a link to your blog. I’d love to check you out..er…your blog I mean!