Dear Blog Reader,
If you’ve made it here to the About post, then probably you want to know who I am. I’m happy to oblige–anything for you, dear Blog Reader. I’m a lifelong lover of children’s books, and more recently a scholar of them, with a Master’s in Children’s Literature from Simmons College in Boston. I am a former bookseller at Curious George Books & Toys in Harvard Square, a former assistant at The Association of Booksellers for Children, and a current bookseller at Children’s Book World in Haverford, PA. Clearly, most of the reviews I post here will be about children’s books, though there will be the occasional grown-up title.
Also, I’d like to point out that this is a personal site, and all opinions presented here are my own–they do not reflect the opinions of the businesses or individuals for whom I am now or have been employed. Everybody’s got their own particular cup of tea–this blog offers mine. As for the epistolary format, I find it easier to call my thoughts to order and to really carefully consider what I want to say about a book if the comments are addressed directly to the creators; I try to always be respectful of the time and effort that goes into every book I read, no matter what I thought of the book itself.
If you’d like to contact me outside of blog comments, you can do so at firstname.lastname@example.org!
Now, you might be asking, what’s with the apple? Let’s just say that apples are heavy with symbolism, and all of it is symbolism I enjoy. I also like to eat them. Crunch crunch!