Abby Hargreaves

Abby Hargreaves is a New Hampshire native living and working as a Children’s Librarian in Washington, D.C. She fulfills the gamut of the librarian stereotype with a love of cats, coffee, and crocheting (and likes a good run of alliteration). Her MLIS degree enjoys the company of a BA in English from Hollins University, making Abby an advocate of women's universities. Her favorite color is yellow.

Bookish Side Hustles to Earn a Little Extra Cash

If you’re looking for a bookish gig to fill some hours or supplement your income, get started with this list of bookish side hustles.

My Goodreads TBR Is My Biography

My Goodreads TBR is my personal biography. It’s tracked my interests and life events for as many years as I’ve had an account.

Angst All the Way Down: Where to Get Started With John Green Books

Not sure where to start with this YA superstar? Check out these John Green books for an introduction to the author of The Fault in Our Stars.

How to Start a Virtual Book Recommendation Service

Find out how to start your own virtual book recommendation service, whether you're a librarian, bookseller, or lover of books.

9 Fantastic Authors We’d Take A Writing Seminar From

There are some writers who have a great handle on the craft. Here are a few authors from whom these Rioters want a writing seminar.

Book Character Pumpkin Decorating Ideas and How To DIY

Here are some ideas for your own book character pumpkin decorating endeavors as well as a bit on how to create your own.

To All the Libraries I’ll Miss When I (Finally) Move

Six years after moving to D.C. and deciding it's not for me, there’s still something holding me back from leaving: the libraries.

29 Adorable Bookish Rubber Stamps for Book Lovers Everywhere

Looking to add a little fun to your mail, your bullet journal, or notebooks? You'll dig these rubber stamps for book lovers.

Reading The Baby-Sitters Club for the First Time as a Twentysomething

One reader's experience reading THE BABY-SITTERS CLUB as an adult, and why it took her so long to do so.

How I Got Over My MLS

The debate for whether the MLS degree is really necessary for employment as a librarian in the United States isn’t that new.

Take the Quiz: Which UMBRELLA ACADEMY Character Are You?

How would you cope if you were unexpectedly dropped in another decade? The only way to find out is to figure out which character you are.

WARRIORS: An Enchanting Feline Legacy

Get to know the history of -- and understand the popularity of -- Erin Hunter's "Warriors" series for middle grade readers.

5 Excellent YA Books About Selkies

These six YA books about selkies drop readers into stormy seaside towns, sparkling ocean depths, and treacherous rocky crags, including Seven Tears into the Sea by Terri Farley.

An Invisible Threat: Compassion Fatigue in Libraries

When both the customers and the staff are suffering as a result of compassion fatigue in libraries, it is essential we do something. Now is the time.

Why Young Adult Books Still Appeal to Me as an Adult

And to this day, I credit this experience as being one of the largest reasons why I prefer to read young adult books as an adult.