Picture2I’m a teen librarian in my late-twenties (rare, I know) living in the southern US with a web developer husband, whom I have convinced to listen to audiobooks; a wonderful preschool-age daughter, who loves reading so much she sleeps with her books; and a rescue dog aptly named Katniss, who is the best company for reading though she can’t help but have a taste for pages. I’ve been blogging since 2012 at eKaraLibrium and have only just begun to branch out to other blogs despite my busy life both personally and professionally.

Since childhood, I’ve found myself captivated by the adventures in Narnia, Hogwarts, Middle Earth, Valdemar, and Tortall. Fantasy has always been my first love, and should I ever write/publish (which I hope to do one day), I don’t think I’ll be able to stay away from it for long. Still, I love all types of books: historical fiction, chick lit, romance, dystopian and post-apocalyptic, series, scifi and fantasy, classics, international…and you can usually convince me to read out of my comfort zone as long as it’s really, really good. However, YA is my favorite because I think it’s probably the most overlooked, criticized, and yet deeply inspiring to its readers as teens are forming self-identities and realizing they matter.

Currently, I have a wall of TBR books and with the publishing trends and library work, I don’t think I’ll ever catch up on all of the wonderful things to read.

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Kara is a teen librarian living in the southeastern US with her husband (who listens to books), young daughter (who sleeps with books), and dog (who tastes the books). She loves all sorts of books, but mostly YA, and will never catch up to all of the wonderful things to read.