About The Uncorked Librarian
Rogue Librarian * Book Reviewer * Travel Blogger * Storyteller
Hold on, let me put down my glass of, uhhh, I mean this awesome book…Just kidding! Welcome to The Uncorked Librarian: a hub for book reviews, travel pictures and tips, and heartfelt stories.
Why The Uncorked Librarian?
First and foremost, I am a rogue librarian who recently left the reference desk in pursuit of living my dream life. I wanted to mesh my passions into my career, defined by me. This fulfillment included more writing, travel, yoga, and time with friends and family…and of course, wine. I love tasting a sparkling white Sicilian Cometa on the Planeta Estate or sipping an oaked Chardonnay on a picnic table overlooking the CT fall foliage. Add in a good book, and I’m in heaven. This website is a combination of my passions.
What You Will Find Here
- Book Reviews: As a passionate and avid reader, you can expect to find book reviews of current and older titles as well as soon-to-be-published reads for all ages. I receive and choose Advanced Reading Copies (ARCs) and galleys and am a professional reviewer through portals such as Netgalley. Authors directly contact me for reviews, too. Along with book summaries and feisty but sincere opinions, you will find suggestions for read alikes and other great titles to explore under each book summary.
- Travel Tips and Stories: Having traveled throughout the world to countries such as Indonesia, Italy, Brazil, Panama, Belize, Nicaragua, Turkey, Mexico, and Greece, you will find travel stories and tips arranged by location. Under each post, there are travel guide suggestions and fun books, movies, and music to ignite the wandering spirit. You will also find local posts from the United States meant to inspire and make you smile.
- Everyday: From brewery yoga to fighting the Florida humidity, laugh along and celebrate everyday life with me as an aspiring author, rogue librarian, freelancer, and blogger.
More About Christine
I am a MLIS graduate from the University of South Florida with a BA in English and History from Smith College. The travel bug completely took over after my year as a Fulbright Scholar in Depok, Indonesia. In Indo, I taught English at a public high school and acted as Miss America for the year. Really, I played a lot of Uno, read the entire Sookie Stackhouse series, and stood in front of 600 students each week, wildly gesturing and sweating. I hold certifications in TEFL and Youth Development. In the office-like world, I possess more than 10 years of urban program management experience with a focus on literacy and teaching as well as five years in the public library systems. Phew.
Today, I am a board member for a nonprofit that brings the joys of reading to families. When not promoting literacy, I parade around (more like beach down) as a pilot’s wife with four furry children in the sunshine state. Obsessions include: YA books, brewery yoga, olives, owl everything, caticorns, and Sicily. I have a reputation for finding breweries and wineries anywhere I go–with no notice–and being direct; heck, I am a New Englander at heart.
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Intrigued? Read a little more about how this blog got started: The Making Of The Uncorked Librarian
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