Hi. This is a blog. I’m Elena. I read, write, and go to library school. I find introductions, bios, and first posts to be incredibly awkward to compose.
This site will hopefully be a place for me to share what I’ve been reading and my opinions on it, muse on my writing, and perhaps toss out a little about what I’m learning as a library student. I might also throw in the occasional recipe I’ve tried (I bake, a lot) or talk about what I’ve been watching on TV.
A very boring taste of what’s to come (once I’ve added some spice, hopefully):
Currently reading: Shiver by Maggie Stiefvater. Interesting take on the werewolf myth, but the romantic plot (which is more or less the entire plot) just seems like Twilight with werewolves instead of vampires. Still, I’m interested enough to see where it goes. More thoughts when I’ve finished.
Currently writing: Hopefully final revision on one story, two flash pieces in revision, one story in very early stages. Or that’s what I would be writing if I had the time and the motivation, two things that rarely converge in my life.
Librarianship fun fact of the day: There is space in the Dewey Decimal Classification System for works on the history of extraterrestrial worlds. (Brief explanation: DDC attempts to precoordinate all information in existence. This means that Dewey attempted to create a space in his system for every book that would ever be created. He used his imagination, and was sometimes right and sometimes hilariously wrong about what categories of books would need space on library shelves, and how much space they would need.)