Librarian is “In”

Black ‘n Write Reviews
circa 2012

“If one reads enough books one has a fighting chance. Or better, one’s chances of survival increase with each book one reads.” — Sherman Alexie

Welcome to my little patch of blogging paradise. I am Krys. Residing in Northern Alberta, Canada, and working in a junior high (grades 7-9) library on my non-blogging days.

By creating this blog I have found a community of like-minded bloggers who all share a common thing: we enjoy books. Whether it’s digital, paper, or where we like to read or what time. We love books. The smell, the feel, the sensation we get when we find a great story line. It’s what makes our day worth while is when we finally find the chance to reach for our cup of tea and realize it’s gone ice-cold.

That’s a good book.

What I hope to achieve with blogging is not only reading the more mainstream publications, but also bring to light some of those more obscure titles that may have been sitting on somebody’s bookshelf since the days of Genghis Khan.

I, personally, have a very eclectic preference in literature. It definitely opens my eyes to different viewpoints, perspectives, worlds – both fiction and non – and allows me to obtain a greater understanding of what I truly love about literature. I try not to follow fads. I try to set my own. In reading that’s not always easy, but I enjoy it nonetheless.

My reviewing process is fairly simple, although sometimes difficult to do. Upon finishing a book, I try my best to review it as soon as possible. By doing this it frees my mind up from remembering what I read and allows me to move on to the next book I’ve been craving to get my hands on.

Also, [the plug] if you’re interested in becoming a Guest Blogger on Black ‘n Write Reviews please email me at

On a more professional note: A little bit more about me…

I graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2011, with a diploma in Information Management & Library Technology (now known as Library & Information Technology). Although I didn’t instantly get involved in the library world after graduation, I did have the opportunity to enjoy other aspects of information management, all of which were heavily involved with record keeping. After several years of being between contract and temporary positions, I finally found a position with a junior high school. I love it! As leery as I was in getting into a position with preteens, I have no regrets of the move. My patrons are amazing, and this position allows me to have a creative outlet with bulletin boards and host different events as I please.

Currently, I can be contacted on Linkedin and Twitter.

And to wrap things up, I thank you for struggling through this lengthy page. I also thank you for checking out my blog, writing a message, following me , and overall being a proud supported of the written word. As a disclaimer (because I feel it necessary to add) all opinions, points of discussion, and etc. are of my own, and are not offered or directed by whom I work for.

May you find solace in a good book, and have a great day.


If you can read this, thank a teacher
– Anonymous Teacher


7 Responses to Librarian is “In”

  1. Hi, I found your blog via A Wordless Blogger 🙂

    I just read your review of The Kite Runner and just wanted to say you review very well and I agree with every word you said (I reviewed the book on my blog last year).

    Happy Blogging

    • Wow thank you very much 🙂 I’m glad my blog is finally starting to be noticed (I was getting nervous for a little while). Please continue checking back, hopefully I’ll have more books that will catch your interest 🙂

  2. @makingkai says:

    Hi Krys, great initiative for this blog!

    Not to take the limelight away from you or anything but can other bloggers feature their reviews on books here?

  3. kellysamarah says:

    Do you review Indie books?

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