What is Bibliosnack?

Y'know how when you watch cooking shows, they sometimes make a food, and call it "two ways"?  "Lamb, two ways", or "eggs, two ways,"  or something like that?  The idea is that the chef takes the same ingredient, and showcases it in two different ways to make the taster see it in two completely different lights.

As a librarian, I'm always trying to reconcile my opinion of a book with the idea that every book will by liked by someone.  It's hard to recommend books that you don't like, but I find myself doing it all the time; just because I don't like something doesn't mean someone else will, and just because I love something with a fiery passion doesn't mean you'll feel the same way.  

That's the idea behind Bibliosnack: Books Two Ways.  This is a book review blog, but it's also a book recommendation blog.  For each entry, I will showcase a book in two different ways.  

The first thing you'll see is a video of (what is called in library jargon) a "book talk".  The purpose of the book talk is to help you, the reader, decide if this is a book you think you'll be interested in.  I'll try to present the book in an interesting, unbiased way, to give you the information you need to decide whether or not it's a book for you.  

The second part of each entry will be my opinion of the book.  I'll write a traditional review, and let you see how I actually felt about the book.  If you have similar opinions to me, this might help you decide whether or not you want to read it, but I am completely open to people disagreeing with me.  In fact, if you read the book and disagree with my review, I want to hear about it!  Put it in a comment!  

Because I'm a Youth Services Librarian, most of the books you'll see on here will be written for kids or teenagers, but I will try to review an adult book now and then too -- no book is safe from Bibliosnack!  

I hope you enjoy hearing about the books I read, and that I can help you find the books that are right for you.  Helping someone find a book is not about me, it's about the reader, but that doesn't mean I don't have opinions, too.

**Note:  This is my personal blog.  None of the opinions or views expressed in this blog reflect those of the library system I work for.