Who I Am

Who I Am

Welcome to Book Blather! Below you will find information on us, what we read, and what we’ll accept for review. All of our reviews are our own personal opinion and are not influenced by where we receive the book from.



The founder of Book Blather, I am a thirty-something Teen Services Librarian near Chicago, IL. I adored YA literature way before becoming a librarian, but I find what I read nowadays is to expand my reader advisory knowledge. This blog is my effort to provide honest reviews that I not only hope my readers will enjoy, but that will better my recommendations to my teens.

Outside of work/blogging, I’m your average geeky girl. At any given time you may find me lost through a camera lens, playing board games with friends, or curled up watching T.V. with my cat & puppy. Currently I have or will be serving on the following committees: YALSA Fabulous Film for YA 2011  & 2012(FFYA), FFYA 2013 (as chair),  Great Graphic Novels for Teens 2014 & 2015 (GGNT) & CYBILS: Graphic Novels Judge 2011.

I will still consider books for review, but with committee work my time is becoming limited and am not accepting many pitches. I will do my best to have reviews up in a timely fashion. If you are an author or major publishers please feel free to contact me. At this time, I will not accept self published books.

Books I like to read (assume YA unless noted):

  • Anything LGBTQ
  • Realistic Fiction
  • Fantasy
  • Chick Lit
  • Graphic Novels
  • Verse Novels
  • Paranormal Fiction
  • I’m trying to branch out more into MG, and am willing to be pitched a MG novel

For an even better understanding of what I’m reading please check out my GoodReads page.

Formats I accept:

  • Print (ARCs or Finished)
  • E-book; I can read on a NOOK or iPad
  • Audio

  Contact Info:

Email: bookblather (at) gmail (dot) com
Other: Twitter, Goodreads