Hi! I’m Laura. I’m a high school librarian. I’m a voracious reader. I’m a soprano and a music enthusiast. I’m a Ravenclaw. I’m a wife. I’m a cat mommy. I’m a coffee lover.
I read a good mix of young adult literature, adult romance, and comics. I also read the occasional nonfiction and biography.
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About the blog
This blog has been through a lot, honestly. I started out strong writing about all the books I read and I loved it. Somewhere along the way, I started paying too much attention to what I thought I should be doing on my blog instead of what I wanted to do. Now, I’m back to focusing on books and my own reading life. Enjoy!
I review pretty much everything I read. That means the reviews range from cute YA books to steamy romances and comics for mature readers. I also write posts about my reading life: what I’m reading each week, what new release books I’m looking forward to each month, updates on my personal reading goals. I have a tendancy not to review books I don’t like or don’t finish, though I might do a little round up post once or twice a year showcasing the books I put down.
Because I work in a high school and some parents, colleagues, and students may come across my blog, I do include warnings for mature content at the beginning of reviews and some specific notes about the content at the end of reviews.
To read about my adventures in my high school library, visit my library website blog at hthslibrary.com.
Navigating this blog
I’ve mapped out this blog to be very user friendly for anyone looking for reading recommendations and also based on my personal reading interests. Here’s the rundown of all the different ways you can find things. You can find links to everything I’m explaining in the navigation at the top of the page.
ALL THE BOOKS
This is a sortable index of every book that I’ve reviewed on this blog. You can sort and search by title, author, series, genre, and star rating. So if you just want to see what YA I’ve reviewed, you can! If you just want to see what books I’ve rated 5 stars, you can!
These are categories that I use to sort my blog posts. They’re broken down into eigh major categories: book lists, bookish thoughts, books, challenges, new releases, personal growth, professional learning, reading life, and reviews. There’s a hierarchy, but basically if you want to read posts about books click the Books link. If you just want reviews, click the reviews link.
These are tags that I add to reviews of books that are of particular interest to me. For instance, I try to read a lot of diverse books and diverse authors so I have tags for that. Feel free to browse those.
I just love book awards so I tag my reviews with diversity awards and youth media awards.
Reading challenges are how I work towards my reading goals each year, so these pages are where I keep up with them.