Hello Everyone (and by everyone, I probably mean my mother..),
I've been hemming and hawing about starting a blog for a while now, but I've decided to take the plunge. I don't know if my life or opinions are interesting enough to sustain a blog, but I suppose it's not life or death. If you don't know me (which, seriously, I doubt there is anyone reading this who doesn't), I'm Stephanie. I am going to graduate school in Washington DC to get my Master's degree in Library and Information Science (hence the title of this blog). In college, I majored in English and Africana Studies, and to put it bluntly, I love books. Seriously. The depths of my love are not even fathomable to me. So, being a library student, and loving to read, I thought it might be fun for me to start a blog where I can share my thoughts on things that I'm reading. I'd really like to be able to update this blog once a week, but seeing as I'm working two jobs and going to school full time, don't be disappointed if it doesn't always happen, or if every time I post I haven't finished a book. But I've been pretty consistent since I've been here, so let's hope that my schedule keeps allowing me to read (or that I keep having the energy...) a book a week. I have joined a book club here in DC which meets once a month, so that should keep me on my toes!
What else could you want to know? Well, I think we've established that I love to read, but WHAT do I like to read. I will pretty much read anything (although, I'll be honest, I am a book snob--do not try to convince me to read Twilight or anything by Dan Brown--sorry. I just can't. Hate me if you have to.) and I try to vary what I'm reading, although I do sometimes get in a rut. Mostly from being an English major, I have an appreciation for things like Charles Dickens (who I love), Virginia Woolf, and Allen Ginsberg, and I love modern and contemporary American literature, but I read things that aren't assigned in English classes too! Since I was 14, I have kept a list of the books that I read each year. I have them constantly at arms reach just in case I need them for a reference. From these book lists, I am able to make book lists for other people which I tend to make based on things that they have enjoyed in the past. I LOVE MAKING BOOK LISTS. Seriously. If you need a book recommendation, I got your back! If you want a list, I can do it for you, and if you ask anyone who has gotten a list from me, they'll tell you. They're awesome. I'm not trying to brag, but... it's true.
I'd also like to incorporate a little bit of "me" into this blog too... You shouldn't have to read book recommendations in a vacuum! I just moved out to DC in August, so I'm still getting adjusted to the city and all that. I'm going to school full time so that I can get out into libraries with a degree! I'm looking to work in special libraries and archives at this point, and I'm really excited for where that kind of work can take me! Besides reading, I enjoy musical theater, attempting to cook, the holiday season, and general debauchery. :) If you stick with the blog (which I really hope that you do.. and that I do too!) then you'll probably just have to learn as you go along, and besides, if you already know me (which you most likely do) I don't want to bore you.
I just wanted to be able to initiate the blog, so I'm not going to put anything up about a specific book yet, you'll have to wait til next week! Feel free to comment and say hello!
Until next time,