May 23, 2011

Armchair BEA: Who Am I?

Welcome all to my blog this week. I am hoping that I get to get out and find some new blogs and that some new people find their way to me!

I am a MG/YA blogger, any genre (except animal stories, for some reason I can never get into those!). I do both MG and YA because I am a middle school librarian, pretty much the greatest job ever. I have sixth graders coming in still wanting young books and then I have eighth graders just about ready for high school who totally want older books. I get to buy lots of them and find the time to read most of them. Sometimes I even have a hard time letting kids check them out (I kid, I kid).

Someday, some year I will get to BEA (or ALA) but this year I saved all my personal days so I could go with my son on his Montana history trip. Should be lots of fun. I am not sure I need anymore Montana history (I was born and raised here). But for now I get to Armchair BEA, which is fine with me. I think my favorite part about Armchair BEA is the fact that each day I have a topic to blog about!

I that everyone has a great week, whether it is at the actual BEA or if you are Armchairing it! Meet you soon!

13 comments:

  1. I would LOVE to go to BEA or ALA some year. I think it would be pretty close to heaven! :-)

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  2. Hi! This is my first year for Armchair BEA and I'm really enjoying checking out different blogs. I write for the middle grade/tween age so I'm very glad to meet you.

    Your audio progam sounds interesting. My daughter and I listen to lots of audio books in the car and it's a great way for us to share books. I write for the middle grade/tween age so I'm very glad to meet you.

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  3. Well, there's always next year - I'm sure your son is growing faster and I know you wouldn't want to blink and miss it.

    Sounds like a great opportunity to do some Letterboxing!

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  4. Your job sounds amazing! Kudos to you for promoting reading among middle schoolers :)

    Here is my intro post!

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  5. Loved this intro -- I had to grin. I'm an Air Force brat and while I was in late middle school, we were stationed out in South Dakota. The base library wasn't much, but the children's/YA section had a stellar, outstanding librarian who got some of the riskiest, daring, and most life-changing books I've ever read. In a place that was rather homogenous racially and politically, it was a breath of fresh air -- and I'm sad I never had a chance to thank the librarian who created a place for me that was such a sanctuary for one curious, confused preteen.

    All this is to say I so appreciate your obvious joy about your job, and to cheer you on! :) I look forward to your other Armchair BEA posts!

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  6. My husband saved his vacation days for our family vacations, not for BEA, lol.
    Armchair BEA: About Us!

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  7. I wanted to got the BEA, but I'm having fun in my bed doing rounds of blog visits. It's been fun, time has flew by and althogh I have gotten nothing accomplish since then, it was still worth it to find great blogs like yours to follow.

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  8. My cryptid friends and I aren’t doing any special posts this week for Armchair BEA, but we’re enjoying checking out the blogs of those who are. Thanks for sharing. Here’s to milk and cookies, with a donut or two on the side.

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  9. Yay for middle schoolers! I teach 7th grade.

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  10. With a 12 yo and a 9 yo, I know all about trying to find the right MG/YA books. It's such a hard task! The 9 yo wants to read YA, the 12 yo wants to read adult books - what to do??

    Anyway, glad to have found you via Armchair BEA!

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  11. I'm currently in library school and would love to work with children once I'm done.

    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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  12. I would have loved to go, but I took 2 vacations within six months. I have to stay home and save up money for the next vacay!

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  13. Shannon--Maybe some year we'll go together!

    Dee--I am not sure how that audio program works, but if it allows you to get free books I say yay! Thanks for stopping by!

    Jacinda--Bummer! I am sure he would have loved going to BEA with you anyway, right?

    Thanks for the kind words Lena!

    Bigfoot--I love donuts too!

    And thanks to all for stopping by! Have a great week.

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