Hi there! My name is Madeline, and for as long as I can remember I’ve been addicted to reading.

I’m currently working on my MLIS. My goal is to work in a public library, preferably in youth services. I love reading, writing about, and studying YA, middle grade, and children’s lit.

In a past life (can you say that when you’re only in your twenties?) I worked at a lesbian nonprofit publishing company. For the time being, I’m working at an academic library and the Cooperative Children’s Book Center while I make my way through grad school. I spend a lot of time journaling/writing, enjoying craft beer, playing with my dog Willow, and reading (duh). I love traveling, running, biking, tea, feminism, queer culture, sad/moody movies, The Office, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and tattoos.

This is my arm.

The title of my blog is a tribute to one of my favorite books, Roald Dahl’s Matilda, which inspired me to attempt (and fail) to read the classics at a very young age.

This blog is devoted mostly to book reviews, along with the occasional book-related list or post. On this blog you’ll find a mixture of YA, MG, and adult lit, including fiction, nonfiction, memoir, fantasy, horror, romance, and other genres. I read a wide variety, and especially enjoy books with LGBTQ characters and diverse casts.

Take a look around, and don’t be afraid to leave a comment if you have feelings about a certain book.

Oh, and add me as a friend on Goodreads

10 thoughts on “About

  1. Love your about page! I saw the film for Matilda when I was younger and loved it, I remember her going on about Moby Dick quite a lot lol. Shaming bookworms everywhere I have yet to read the book though! Is it very similar to the film?

    Thanks for following my blog. 🙂

    1. Thanks! Yes, the book is similar to the movie. Both are fantastic, in my opinion. 🙂 I love in the movie when Matilda’s dad says, “What is this crap?” And Matilda says, “It’s not crap, Daddy. It’s lovely. It’s called Moby Dick by Herman Melville.” And her dad says, “Moby what?!”

      1. Ohh yeah I’d forgotten all about that! I think I need to re-watch it actually, although I’m sure that scene with the cake will still make me shiver. :S

  2. Hi Madeline. I found you via a comment on Naz’s blog and it looks like we read some of the same categories and also that you are a Wisconsin librarian too! I review a lot of children’s and middle grade books as well as some YA and adult books and am looking forward to reading your reviews.

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