Welcome to my week at Armchair BEA! I hope that everyone is off to a great start in New York City - or at home. I will be off to work soon, and while I would rather be gathering blisters in the Jacob Javits Center, I know lots of people who will be doing that for me this week.
Today's first post is a basic introduction to who I am. I have a spun quite an intro on my About Me page, but in a nutshell I am a librarian for an automation network in MA. We help libraries come together for automation and materials resource sharing. I am in charge of a department oversees the public catalog, digital repository, downloadable ebooks and audiobooks, reference databases and website. I have my hands in a lot of technology pots (and on a lot of gadgets - I am a total gadet girl), which makes work interesting and fun because there is always something new to learn!
This blog has grown from just my personal blog to being a book blog also. When you love books, why wouldn't you want to share? I tend to review the subjects I enjoy reading for leisure or read for personal development. My fiction reviews are usually YA or urban fantasy, cozy mysteries, Regency romance, or GLBT. Non-fiction topics are knitting, cooking (cookbooks and culinary memoirs), gardening and "urban homesteading". I also review lesbian-themed or -authored books over at The Lesbrary.
When I am not working or reading, I am raising my two children and my garden. I am also spearheading an interest group to allow the keeping of chickens in my urban city. I support local industry and farms, love to knit, drink coffee and tend to lose myself for hours in used bookstores.
I am excited this week to be able to follow the other bloggers staying home and participating in Armchair BEA, along with the librarians and book bloggers who were able to head to NYC this week! I will be tuned into blogs and my Twitter feed this week for sure.
Thanks for stopping by!