Thursday, October 2, 2008

Meet Janssen

Today, I'm excited to introduce you to Janssen, a new contributor at The Well-Read Child!

As a child I dressed up for career day with glasses, a long skirt, a stack of books, and my hair in a prim bun. I knew from a young age that librarian would be the ideal career for me.

Now I'm living the dream at the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin with plans to graduate and join the working grown-ups of the world in May 2009. My goal, however, is to stick with non-grown-up types by working in the youth services department of a large public library (minus the bun). I love YA and children's literature, in particular: Beauty by Robin McKinley, Cheaper by the Dozen by Frank Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

I also maintain my own blog,, which is part book reviews and part tales of my penny-pinching miserly ways. Besides harboring secret dreams of going to school forever, I also enjoy cooking and baking, riding my bike, and planting herb gardens, only to watch them wither and die.


  1. Welcome Janssen! And I totally feel you on the plant thing ...

  2. I love Janssen! I'm so excited to have you now writing for the Well-Read Child! Yay!

  3. Welcome!

    (And yay - another UT attendee.)