I am Miss Anderson, former school librarian extraordinaire. I finished my MLIS in December 2010, and I worked in a middle school library for three years. I have since left my glorious job to start my Ph.D in Education. I have a very strong background in middle school, so all things middle school and YA lit are a huge part of what I write about because they are a huge part of my life. I’m blessed every day to be one of the lucky people who get to turn their hobbies into a career: my research will look at young adult literature and gender, which means I get to read and read about YA lit for the rest of my life. It’s awesome.
My focus is usually on book reviews and education issues, though occassionally I dabble in random things unrelated to either. The blog is intended to be a personal reflection on my profession, a celebration of books, and a professional tool to share what I do with the world. To all who visit my blog, I want to point out that the blog came before the Ph.D — so this little gem is also turning into a nice reflection of where I started, where I’ve been, and where I’m going, both academically and professionally.
A little more about me (on a more personal level): I am a 20-something, queer, fabulous, extremely busy lady and this blog is my best effort at writing regularly for an audience. I am an avid reader, a baritone player, a stick shift-driver, a music fanatic, and a wanna-be world traveler. I try to have a good sense of humor and see the lighter side of things. I am not a perfectionist, so please excuse my typos if you see them (I promise to fix any I see, but somehow one or two always slip through).