In 2009, I began a blog called The Five Borough Book Review as a way for my friends and I to share and discuss the books we read, because we could never find the time for a book club. Over the next five years, this blog created an archive of over 350 book reviews, notes, and discussions covering a wide range of genres. By 2014, I was beginning to find "The Five Borough Book Review" a rather limiting and increasingly irrelevant title. The original collaborative nature of the blog had dwindled; I was launching a new career and finding new angles and perspectives of bookish interactions; and most importantly, I had moved out of New York!
"Consuming Culture" was born to broaden the scope of this blog. It's an outdated notion that libraries only house books; they are repositories of culture providing unlimited opportunities to question, explore, learn, and grow. Here I'll continue to share the books I read, but I'll also share other forms of media, as well as relevant stories that affect libraries, education, and information literacy. If you're anything like me, you have a to-read list and a Netflix queue that grow way faster than they shrink. There's more culture out there than could ever possibly be consumed...but that won't stop me from trying!