Lauren the Librarian

Tags and Blogs and Podcasts, Oh My!

Tags I’ve never been one for tag following–see aforementioned pickiness–purely because you cannot control the content you’re seeing, leading to a flood of posts from the same five profiles who use the same five semi-relevant tags on every one of their posts. Has my opinion on this changed? Marginally. Have I started following more tags?… Continue reading Tags and Blogs and Podcasts, Oh My!

Lauren the Librarian

Slam Book: Librarians I’m Loving

Instagram Instagram is my new form of Pinterest. It is my inspiration board, my “I’ll save this for later” space, my preferred method of productively wasting time. Because of this, I am looking for high-impact and low time-commitment, great visuals, smart branding, and readable captions. I don’t want to swipe through ten slightly-different pictures on… Continue reading Slam Book: Librarians I’m Loving

Lauren the Librarian

Lauren the Librarian: Slam Book Edition

As we all know, every library lady should have a Little Black Book of ideas, contacts, and inspiration up their sleeve. But lucky for us, these Little Black Books are no longer pocket-sized and leather-bound–they’re themed, edited, and all over the grid…the Instagram grid, that is. Being a librarian is not always sitting on the… Continue reading Lauren the Librarian: Slam Book Edition

Book Reviews

Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

This novel is pure poetry–the artistic embodiment of a soul within rifled pages. A creative endeavor into the mind of a fictional being, who should not seem real but casts shadows like your own being. No, this is not the best book I’ve ever read. However, it IS worth reading. Mafi’s writing style is wholly… Continue reading Review: Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

Book Reviews

Review: A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas

Unlike the book itself, I’ll keep this brief. (If you’re looking for a more extensive analysis, or simply just where it all started, check out my review of the first book in the series here). As you might expect, this review teeters along the border between “helpful book review” and “my personal thoughts and rant-y… Continue reading Review: A Court of Mist & Fury by Sarah J. Maas