I am a YA librarian with the Brooklyn Public Library in Brooklyn, New York. In my spare time I study Japanese, crochet, wander around the city, and read a lot of books and write mean things about them.
This is the part that gets me into trouble!
Still, I think I will defend negative reviews. In high school I suffered from the assumption that if I was assigned a book, and hated it, it was because I wasn’t smart enough to understand it. That was probably true much of the time. And yet – even if it was because I wasn’t smart enough to understand the book, I had every right to my own feelings about it.
I am just one blogger in a sea of kidlit bloggers. I don’t get ARCs (and please don’t send me any; if I get any more books, they will fall over and suffocate me) and I don’t have professional reviewing credentials. The only thing I have is my own ornery and honest reactions.