A Summer of Free Audiobooks!

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I love audiobooks! Living in the Washington D.C. area, and working as a substitute teacher, I can have anywhere from a 10 minute commute to an hour in the car one way. My average tends to be about 30 minutes one-way. Once I get a full-time job, I hope to move a little closer, in order to save on gas and commute time. Until then though, audiobooks are a great way to “read” while driving. I get my audiobooks in a variety of ways, but there’s a great way to get YA audiobooks for free throughout the summer. Learn more after the jump!

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The Long Absence

I admit it, I pretty much disappeared this semester except for a few days during AASL, which was a great conference. Unfortunately, I simply didn’t have any time to post this semester. I was working close to full-time and taking 3 classes, the combination of which left me without much if any free time. Additionally, two of those courses were education classes, and they required a lot of reading and work. My education classes are now firmly behind me, and I will not be taking any more than 2 classes per semester from now on. Next semester, I am taking a Children’s Literature course, so in addition to the YA that I often read, I will likely be talking about and reviewing some children’s books as well. (My current favorite is Pete the Cat btw.) In the four days since my semester officially ended, I have read 3 books, and I am going to begin reviewing them soon. I picked up a lot of books at AASL so be on the look out for some giveaways. Many of these books are the actual published book and many have been signed, though there are some ARC’s as well.

Meet the Library Bee

Hello and welcome to the Library Bee! This brand new blog represents a new transitional phase in my life. I have recently returned to school to get my Specialist in Library and Information Science degree and my School Library Media Specialist certification. I have started taking my required education courses and I am currently enrolled in my Young Adult Materials course. I’ve started this blog to post book reviews, book talks and information pertaining to youth and children’s library services. I expect I will post about upcoming movies, and possibly video games as time goes on as well. I currently work as a substitute teacher, and I can’t wait to get the opportunity to work in a school library. I will be attending the ALA annual meeting at the end of the month and I will be blogging from the meeting regularly. I’m very excited about some soon to be released books, and I’ll be posting review information here as well, starting with this Tuesday, and a release I’ve been waiting for since early this year!