I’m Alana. This is me.
In 2010, I graduated from Drexel University with an MA in librarianship. I am proud to be a librarian, and enjoy the profession very much.
I looooove books. I’ve read voraciously since I was a child. When not working, I tend to read about book every day or so. My favorite things to read are comic books, chick lit, manga, romance novels, classics, mysteries, and the occasional really depressingly beautiful book. During my tenure as a children’s librarian, I read and reviewed children’s books, from board books to early readers. This blog, however, is not for children. I go from PG-13 (in reviews and such) to R (in recaps only, pretty much). Don’t be fooled by the classy layout. Froggy and Dora make me very angry.
Some more notes about this blog:
* As of 6/10/10, I have merged all three of my blogs together into one–the first Stockton blog that I created in college, the second one when they changed servers, and this one here that I created when I no longer wanted to be on a school server. Thus, “Bookslide III.” Although I suppose at this point, it’s just “Bookslide.”
* There’s one thing I want you to know before you comment–and I do so love when you comment. It’s only that sometimes it’s difficult to tell the difference between bots and people. So if you’re going to comment for the first time, and only the first time (because your address will be “clear” after I approve your first comment), make sure you say something specific to what you’re reading.
What won’t get through: “Great blog! Makes me laugh!”
What will get through: “Great blog! Makes me laugh! That Elena is ridiculous.”
Also, if you’d like me to add you on Goodreads, make sure you drop me a message on there that you read the blog.
*A while back, I conducted an informal poll about Amazon referral links. No one had a problem with them. Hopefully, they will be subtle (I’ve kept them text-only) and they will not get in the way of your reading experience.
However, if you do want to be so kind as to buy the book using one of my referral links, you do need to know one thing: the books must be purchased using One-Click, not “add to my cart.” I think the latter messes up the referral somehow.
*What’s a WIB? It’s a post that contains my Week in Books. Some weeks there are a lot of books, some weeks there are only one. I can’t really call WIBs reviews, especially when there are so many in one week I end up just declaring whether I liked them or didn’t. But with children’s books, I try to explain why or why not I think they’re a good purchase, and who they might be recommended to.
You can find my Week in Books posts here:
Many of the books I review are galleys or Advanced Reader Copies, usually picked up at BookExpo America. I review them as honestly as I do every book from any other source. Because I am a librarian, I don’t feel I am necessarily given the book “in exchange for an honest review” like other bloggers. Many publishers and every writer I’ve spoken to are happy when I give ARCs away as summer reading prizes. However, there are many I do read and review, so I felt that I needed a disclaimer. Books from BEA are labelled as such, upon receiving, on Goodreads, and usually in my review.