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.

Reading While Chronically Ill or, the Books Will Wait

Reading while chronically ill (or grieving, which can sometimes feel very similar) doesn’t always work -- and that doesn’t make you less of a reader.

Quiz: What Romantic YA Book Should You Read Next?

This autumn, take our quiz to find out which sweet and romantic YA book you will fall in love with to keep cozy and warm.

Do You Know These First Lines? A Guess the Book Quiz

If you consider yourself a capital-R Reader, put yourself to the test with this guess the book quiz. We triple dog dare you.

Quiz: Which Jane Austen Heroine Are You?

Are you more of a witty Elizabeth, a timid Fanny, or a compassionate Emma? Take this quiz to find out which Jane Austen heroine you are.

35 WAR AND PEACE Quotes (So You Can Say You’ve Read It)

How I Finally Got Over My TBR

For the last several years, Goodreads has housed my TBR and, day by day, taunted me with a neat little three-digit number in parentheses. No more.

How to Read a Book: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you've ever wondered how to read a book, you'll want to read this simple, seventeen-step guide. Don't get lost in the ether.

How to Find a Book You’ve Forgotten: Tips from a Librarian

"I read it in 1986, the cover was blue, and it had a dog in it. Help?" We've got tips for how to find a book you've forgotten!

The Best and Most Magical Free Harry Potter Coloring Pages

They might not be moving portraits, but these free Harry Potter coloring pages will bring magic into your heart and soul.

6 Back-to-School Picture Books for Nervous Kids

Whatever your needs, here are six back to school picture books for nervous kids, to calm, soothe, and celebrate the start of the school year.