23 May 2011

Armchair BEA: Who Am I?

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!

36 comments:

  1. Nice to meet you! Sounds like we have a few interests in common.. I'm off to find out what books on urban homesteading you've reviewed =o)

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  2. I also started blogging life and moved on to the more interesting books. *wink* I was just dropping by via Armchair BEA. Have fun!

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  3. Sounds like an interesting job! I love that you urban homestead. I have a little vegetable garden in the backyard. Good luck with the chicken group!

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  4. Another participant stopping by to say hi. Nice to meet you.

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  5. Hey there! Fun to Armchair BEA with you. I need to get back into knitting. I really like doing it. And I'm thinking of going back to school for an MLIS.

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  6. Hi there, nice to meet you, I am participating as well and it is my first time!

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  7. Hi nice to meet you. This is my first time doing ArmCahir BEA. I will be going to school for my MLIS. I tried knitting but I sadly lack the motor skills to do so.

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  8. Nice to meet you. It is also my first year participating. Happy Reading!

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  9. I am very pleased to meet you. This is my first year as an armchair participants and am excited to meet others participants.

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  10. Hi, nice to meet you! Also first time BEA'er, and Lapsed knitter.

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  11. Great to meet another personal/book blogger--though I started opposite with blogging just books and then opening up into personal.

    like you I could lose several hours in a used bookstore. Nothing better than spending an afternoon just looking at books.

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  12. You have an awesome job!

    Nice to meet you.

    -Heidi

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  13. Sounds like you keep yourself busy! I hope we'll all be able to be at BEA someday!

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  14. Nice to meet you! I'm a cross-sticher myself, never could get the hang of knitting, I'm just not that skilled...lol.

    Hope you stop by to meet me as well! Meet Me Here

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  15. Nice blog. Great to meet you and your blog. I like gardening. Since I'm in the "country" we have lots of farmers nearby to get fresh meat, dairy, chicken and deer from. Nothing like having food to eat that you know where it came from.

    Nice to have a new blog to follow. See you soon through the BEA.

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  16. sounds like you have an eclectic variety of reviews here. Happy Armchair BEA!

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  17. Nice to meet you! I have been meaning to learn how to knit, but just haven't gotten to it. I do like to quilt. I look forward to getting to know you this week.

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  18. Another reader/knitter, if I could only figure out how to do them at the same time. Here from ArmchairBEA.

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  19. We have lots in common. Looking forward to reading your posts!

    http://yalitwit.blogspot.com/2011/05/introducing-me-armchair-bea-kick-off.html

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  20. Nice to meet you. I am now off to check out your post on E-books and libraries that caught my eye!

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  21. Hello! Nice to meet you. I hope you have a great week Armchair BEA-ing it. :)

    -jehara

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  22. Nice to meet you!! i wish i was able to garden... i tend to make them brown lol and they usually have a life span of a week at best under my care =)
    that would be cool to be able to own a chicken in my neighborhood! i was raised on a farm with my grandparents and loved it... and i actually do miss the roosters crow in the mornings lol... hope your enjoying ArmchairBEA

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  23. Nice to meet you.

    I'm the opposite. I started off blogging solely about books, but life has snuck in.

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  24. Oops i forgot... when you get a chance, i hope your able to swing by and say hello as well ^_^
    http://spadeshighreads.blogspot.com/2011/05/armchair-bea.html

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  25. I really like your blog! I found you through the Armchair BEA blog, and I'm glad I did! I'm your newest follower :)

    -Kate the Book Buff
    THe Book Buff: Book Reviews for Regular People

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  26. Hi, glad to meet a fellow armchair blogger.

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  27. Librarian! I love librarians (of course). Nice to meet you! We armchair folks can get our blisters another year. ;)

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  28. I'm currently in library school. Nice to meet you. Unless I'm ill or traveling (and don't have access to the internet), I post a review each and every day. Come learn more about me and my blog.

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  29. I'm not a book blogger...well, except for weeks like this. I don't review books, but I do read books and I do write about them on my blog, along with other miscellaneous subjects. I've learned to just go with the flow. Whatever one calls it, I just hope people have fun on my blog...or at least most of the time.

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  30. How did I not know you had two sites?!?! I am such an idgit! Nice to meet the other you! I hope you stop by eclectic / eccentric and say hi!

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  31. Looking forward to this week and growing my to read list (list? hah, it's more like a book) Happy Arm Chair Blogging!

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  32. Wow! Interesting intro. You sound like a fascinating person :) Glad to have "met" you via Armchair BEA!

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  33. Hi! Stopping by from Armchair BEA to
    "meet" you.

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  34. Wow what an interesting job! Nice to meet you and your blog for Armchair BEA. I haven't been to the live version or the armchair edition before, but so far it's been great getting to meet new-to-me bloggers!

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  35. Shiny gadgets and books... OMG Ive found my dream job :D I’m now your new stalker…. oops I mean follower :P lol

    You Can Follow or Stalk Me At these Sites:
    Blog : http://bit.ly/hAqMXs
    Facebook : http://on.fb.me/kjAKRJ
    Twitter : http://twitter.com/RamblingTweets

    XOXO Natasha
    - Paranormal Goddess -

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