Well, I'm Lindsay. :)
Currently I live in BC, Canada, and I have a B.A. in English literature. I didn't specialize in any subject or genre, but I loved British Victorian literature, children's lit, popular literature & culture, Shakespeare, and Greek mythology.
Right now I'm reading a bunch of YA (still!) in most genres, it all depends on what interests me, and the same with comics and graphic novels. Also webcomics, but it's harder to review those because they're constantly ongoing.
And I don't think I did when I was in high school. I actually read a lot of romance novels when I was a teenager, which was a little odd whenever friends would ask what I was reading.
I like the idea of book blogging. Blogs are becoming the place where people get their info on books and movie and music for the younger generations as opposed to newspapers. My blog isn't big, clearly, but I'm still doing it and I don't plan on stopping. It's fun. :)
I'm not sure how I would describe myself. I'm kind of a dork. I'm extremely book obsessive, somewhat of a pop culture junkie, and I know a little about a lot, like history and TV shows and movies and books and a little science. Big on my consume list right now is D&D streams like Critical Role and High Rollers. It's a good mix of character creation and improv in a (usually) fantasy setting.
I've worked as a behavioural interventionist (assisting a child with autism) and children's tutor. But I need to make something clear: I had no training or experience. I should not have been hired for that job. But they still took me when I first showed up and I stuck around for about 2 and a half years. To be honest, it was more child care and after-school homework help. I've done some English lit tutoring, some research paper editing. Every August for the past 8 years I've volunteered at the Vancouver Public Library's Writing & Book Camp for kids and teens. I keep going back because it's fun, because I like hearing about what books teens are interested in.
In January of 2013, I attended ALA's Midwinter meeting in Seattle. It was interesting, to say the least, and it was fun meeting book bloggers and authors I would never have met in person because of where I life and where they live.
For a few years I hosted the Canadian YA Lit Event. It's 2 weeks of reviews, author posts, and Q&A's with and about Canadian YA authors. I don't think children's literature gets enough recognition in Canada. Yes, there's the Forest of Reading awards (in Ontario), and Children's Book Week, and there's a children's section in the Govenor General's literature awards, but why isn't there a children's lit version of the Giller Prize? Or of Canada Reads, when Canadian literature is talked about on TV? Give me a call, CBC, we could totally work something out. ;)
I hope you like it here. I hope you like my reviews. Thanks for visiting. :)
Me on Twitter: @le_robertson
Me on Goodreads: Lindsay
My Review Policy: (Updated March 2019, but really I should've updated this months ago.)
Because of my own current brain space/interest/wondering if things have just died down naturally when it comes to review blogs like this, I won't be accepting any review requests, with the very big exception of publicists or authors I've worked with before. For those people, my contact e-mail is still the same.