About Me

A Bit about the Bloggerette

As a youth services librarian in the mighty Midwest. I do library programming for babies, children and teenagers. Youth services is my specialty; however, I work with a diverse population including the elderly, immigrants, mothers, professional workers, college students, transient adults... anybody and everybody who finds their way to the public library.

I love my job! Working with the public is stressful but I know that I, and the library, make a difference in people's lives. For some, that difference is substantial. I wish it was so for more people but resources aren't what they used to be.

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What I Read and Some Favorites

Favorite genres include: fantasy, American history and occasionally short stories and poetry. I often read children and young adult literature for both my personal enjoyment and professional development.

Some of my favorite adult authors are Sherman Alexie, Tobias Wolff, Cormac McCarthy, Charlotte Bronte, Jane Austen, John Steinbeck and Amy Tan.

Favorite children's/ YA authors include: Garth Nix, Richard Peck, James Dashner, Suzanne Collins, David Lubar, Deborah Ellis...where to stop?

For contact information see my Contact Page.


  1. Wow that is too funny, I'm pursuing a Bachelor's in English right now and my boyfriend is pursuins a Bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering and looking to specialize Applied Physics.

  2. Sarahem - I've received so many comments from people saying the same thing! It's weird but funny. =)

  3. This is my favorite book blogger spot. Thanks, Chelle!

  4. I see that we share many favorite authors, so I'll be "following you" presently. And I will take the advice you proffer in your blogs about marketing (and that you model convincingly here) by crafting myself a more extensive bio. tomorrow. Thank you so much for sharing your experience, and for 'blogging your talk'.

  5. started blogging april 2010, but have been amazed with the community spirit.

  6. Hi Chelle! It's nice to meet you. Not only are we both LIS students, but it sounds like our motivations to blog and our taste in books are similar as well.

  7. Hi, don't know if you're aware but this blog Jiminiy's books has copied at least one of your posts verbatim, I say at least one as they've copied over a dozen of mine. I've asked them to stop & remove stating copyright.


  8. Hey Chelle,

    I wanted to let you know that I would like to use your graphic for short story Saturday on my blog. If you don't want me to use please email me @booksnobsblog at gmail dot com.

    I anticipate using it about 1-4 times a year. If you would like me to link back your blog, I can and will if you let me know.

    Laura @Booksnob