• Thu. Jan 20th, 2022

An Unconventional Librarian

Dive into Diversity

As much as PammyPam likes to work hard, she also likes to play hard.  And because all this hard ness, I need to go on vacation.  To be sure, anyone who has children knows that being a mother on vacation is still work. But whatever, I’ll take what I can get. So, I will be relaxing hard while on vaca.

To be sure I’ll be relaxing, I’m taking a few books. But this are my secret indulgences: chick lit.  What? Someone as erudite and literary as PammyPam reads chick lit? SURE DO! And you know why? Because its fun and makes me feel all squishy nice, like donuts.  And while you cant live healthily on donuts its fun to splurge every once in while and eat 7 or 8. Oh wait, that’s me.  Anyway, you get my point.  I’m going to be on a beach, under a palapa for Pete’s sake, I don’t wanna hafta read Kafka. Oh wait, been there done that. I mean Dostoevsky. War and Peace.  You get it. I want a fun, light read, not a tome that will up my baggage fee.

So. Where was I?


Here’s what I’m taking with me:

Jennifer Babelicious Weiner‘s newest book The Next Best Thing.

And why am I taking this magnum opus?

1. Because it looks FUN

2. Because I can totally see myself sipping a drinky poo under a palapa devouring this little lovely

3. Because Jennifer Babelicious Weiner sent me a SIGNED autographed copy because I cried like a baby at BEA (my story and I’m sticking to it)

4. Because that’s ME in the bathing suit on the cover. Those of you who know me, hush.





The next literary gem I’m taking on vaca?

Those We Love by Lee Woodruff

I chose this cutie because I had the good fortune to meet Lee Woodruff at BEA.

I rocked her world and we became besties like Rachel and Monica.


I did meet her.






And now to the business:

I plan on taking one more book to (oopsie I almost told you where I was going on vaca) read on my vacation. I like to have choices.

Please help me choose one more book to read, wouldja?

Leave your suggestion in the comments.

There will be a dumb cool prize!

Contest ends June 20th at 9pm.


My passion is advocating for diversity in children's and YA literature.

8 thoughts on “Vacation Reads and Help me choose!”
  1. I’ve heard of the first one but not the second. I have no idea what to tell you on this one. I did just enjoy The Bloggess’s book myself. What did you take (or are you taking)?

    1. I didnt have time to get to read The Bloggess’ book, although i heard her speak at BEA. I really think Jenny’s book might touch some nerves.

  2. Read the Baxter books by Karen Kingsbury start with the Redemption Series, then First Born Series, then Sunrise Series, then Above the Line Series and finally the Bailey Flannigan Series.

    1. Thanks Cindy: i think we sell some of those titles at the bookstore. i’ll check it out!

  3. I haven’t read it yet, but I’d like to read Where We Belong by Emily Griffin. Enjoy your vacay!

    1. Emily Griffin has a new book out: I just saw it in the bookstore. I’ll check it out…

  4. I would take a Stephen King book. He’s my favorite author.

  5. I can’t wait to hear what you think about The Next Best Thing.

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