I was lucky enough to contribute to The Reader’s Shelf column in the December 2021 issue of Library Journal! Myself and four other members of the RAILS (Reaching Across Illinois Library System) BIPOC Library Workers Group talked about our favorite titles from the year. You can read it in the print issue of Library Journal, or on their website!
Adopt a House Plant write-up on Programming Librarian
A while back, I submitted a write-up on a program I did at my library for the Programming Librarian website. And now it’s live! If you want to learn how to run an Adopt a House Plant program at your library, make sure to check it out.
New review: Out of Character
I have a new review up on Shelf Awareness this week for Annabeth Albert’s second True Colors book, Out of Character. You can give it a read on the Shelf Awareness newsletter or on their website.
The Bodice Stitcher
I’ve been busy all summer working on my Masters project for my MLIS! I’m building a guide to the romance genre for archivists, librarians, book professionals – really anyone who is interested in romance novels. It’s been a lot of fun writing content for the site, and I’ve been learning so much through the books I’ve been using for research.
If you’re interested in learning more, here’s a link to the website: The Bodice Stitcher
I plan on continuing the site after my MLIS is complete, so keep an eye out for new content!
New article on CCGC – Interview with Cullen Bunn
Cullen Bunn is one of my favorite comic book writers, hands down. I got the opportunity a long time ago to talk to him before he really started doing Marvel lines. It was nice to “catch up” and discuss his writing as well as comics in the library.
CCGC in Libraries – Exclusive Interview with Comic Book Writer Cullen Bunn
Release party for How to Magic
Earlier this year, I wrote a short comic for the all-female comic book anthology series Ladies Night: How to Magic. I’m really excited that the book is being released this month! It couldn’t have happened without the great editors of Ladies Night as well as all the supporters we had on Indiegogo. The launch party for the book will be on October 16th. If you’re in the Chicago area, you should definitely check it out!
If you want more information about the Ladies Night Anthology series and How to Magic, you can check out their website here.
New Article on CCGC in Libraries – Graphic Novel Recommendation
I contributed a recommendation to CCGC in Libraries’ round-up of graphic novels for beginning comic book readers. There are lots of good picks for people who don’t regularly read comics! Do you have any favorites?
New article on CCGC Libraries – Game of Thrones readers advisory
I had a lot of fun doing research for this article! My Goodreads to-read shelf definitely grew considerably. There is so much good fantasy out there, it’s hard to focus on finding a book or a series that really captures the appeal factors of George R.R. Martin’s books. For all you Game of Thrones/ASOIAF fans out there, are there any other good books or series you would recommend as well?
CCGC in Libraries – Game of Thrones Readers Advisory
New article on CCGC Libraries – Cosplay on a Budget
My first article is live on CCGC Libraries! I’m very excited to join their staff, and plan on contributing an article a month to the website.
This month’s article is about cosplaying on a budget. I want to create a look for the characters I cosplay – at whatever cost. But realistically, I do not want to spend $200+ creating the perfect incarnation of that character. I based my first article on a recent Zatanna cosplay I did that really taught me to hunt the internet (and my own closet) for the best items to complete the costume.