I am a children’s librarian who loves reading just about anything and everything I can get my hands on. I’ve been that way since childhood when I would spend hours raiding my great grandmother’s book shelves in search of the treasures literature had to offer. I graduated from the University of South Carolina with a Bachelor’s of English fully intending to become a classics professor and yet somehow ended up with a Masters in Library Science with a specialization in children and public libraries. I LOVE BOOKS! And for that reason I love working with kids and introducing them to the magic of the written word especially those who might otherwise have never become readers. I love reading both children’s and young adult literature in addition to my own personal tastes. I am never without a book. However with the birth of my son I have left the library setting and become a stay-at-home Mom and now literally live and breath books in any spare time I can squeeze from the day.
I love Jane Austen and am a dedicated Janeite which I am sure will greatly come through in my blog. My most prized possession is my great grandmother’s copy of Pride and Prejudice. I am also a proud member of The Jane Austen Society of North America. (Please forgive me if I ramble about Jane….it’s an uncontrollable urge… and someday Austenism will be certainly labeled a disease or certifiable addiction.)
Why Stiletto Storytime? Well a colleague of mine joked about my shoes when I first started as a librarian and it kind of stuck. Needless to say I am the kind of librarian who feels that you don’t have to wear clogs, Birkenstocks with socks or old lady flats to fit the job description. I can do storytime in heels….and with style! And don’t get me started on the cardigan, bun and glasses stereotype. (Although I do love cardigans).
With that said enjoy my stylish ramblings about books, kids, life and anything else that I can think of!
“Remember just like stilettos, reading is always in style.”
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