Hi! I’m Shanna. I am a library science student at McGill University in Montreal, Quebec. Welcome to my blog! I created it in order to keep track of what I read, and share it with other people. Every time I read a book, I pick out the best quote from the text, summarize and review it, and then include links to the author’s (sometimes the publisher’s) websites and the publishing information. I also like to suggest other books to read, ones similar to the one I reviewed.
How did this all get started? I think I’ve always been this way. When I was twelve, I ran away to the library and my parents had to send the police to fetch me, chagrined and offended that I was apparently that predictable. But of course, even then, my parents knew me: where else would I go but the library? I love books and sharing them with others. I think that librarians and teachers have a tough job: in a way, they are book detectives and work hard to sniff out the best books to read and match them with the right person.
Do you know where the name for the blog came from? Fortitude and Patience are the giant lion statues that stand outside the New York Beaux-Arts Library! They used to be named Leo Astor and Leo Lenox, and then during the Depression of the 1930s, their names were changed by Mayor LaGuardia, to remind citizens of the qualities that would help them endure the hard times. I went to visit the lions last year, and loved the way they stand guard over the library steps.
Thank you so much for visiting. I hope this blog helps you find a book you’ll love! Happy Reading!