GUYS, I have some super fun news.
Fuelled by Fiction is welcoming a lovely new CONTRIBUTING WRITER! I love blogging and writing about books and feminism. You know what else I love? Different perspectives. I thought it would be fun to add to the team and add a new voice to the conversation. She’s new to the world of blogging but I think it’s going to be a great fit! The book blogging community is such a fun and welcoming place. I would love for y’all to join me in welcoming Sarah to the fam! I’m going to let Sarah introduce herself!
Hey friends, my name is Sarah and I’ve recently been
forced encouraged into joining the world of blogging.
For my day job, I have the pleasure of working as a teen librarian. Every week I get to plan programs for my incredible teens, do community outreach on their behalf, and endure hours of heckling and adolescent defiance. Honestly, I absolutely love it! Of course, one of the greatest perks is getting to work with my lovely bestie/blogger-in-chief BETH! (Hey girl haaaaay!)
When I’m not trying to stay hip with the kids or worrying about how I’m going to get my step count in at an office job, I’m sitting down with my favorite records and making moody-ass art. To be honest, I have depression and it’s reflected in my artwork. Sometimes it scares people but I shamelessly keep making it! I must note a bottle of wine is critical to the artistic process… That’s what I keep telling myself anyway.
Of course, no one can work at library without being a book lover, and I consume novels almost as voraciously as I do the aforementioned vino that keeps me creating. My favorite reads are dark, haunting, depressing, and evocative (yes, I’m talking Danielle Steele).
I have to shout out to my #1, David Adams Richards. A fellow New Brunswicker, his work delves into the lives of the disenfranchised and explores complex, multi-generational family dramas. And while his work is always a little depressing in its stark reality, he always finds a way to describe the beauty of the natural landscape and give distinct voices to those who otherwise wouldn’t have one. Some of my other faves are, House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski, Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh, The Snow Child by Eowyn Ivey, and We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.
I’m pretty new to blogging and will admit that I don’t know a lot about it. However, I am a self-proclaimed champion of talking and expressing ideas! I look forward to writing on here about books, mental health, music, and body image. I also promise to publish only a few neurotic ramblings here and there (although that number may increase if the wine is really good).
Catch y’all on the flip!
Beth O’Brien is a library assistant and book blogger. Born and raised in Atlantic Canada, she lives in picturesque Nova Scotia with her cat Edith. You can often find her rocking double denim with her nose in a book and a craft beer in her hand. Follow her on Twitter @fuelldbyfiction.