When I am asked to describe myself, I often say I am a Reader, a Parent, and a Partner. I read, all the time. I am a parent to two grown children, who are also Readers. I am a Partner to an amazing man who is not a Reader. We have a solid relationship – he watches soccer, I read; he fishes, I read; he sleeps, I read. It’s beautiful!

Books have been part of my life for as long as I can remember. Books were always around when I was growing up, and I ended up in a career that is based on books. I am a librarian who fervently believes that reading, and understanding what you read, is the keystone to leading a successful, productive life.

I’ve been writing this blog for more than 10 years. I write it because it helps me think about what I’ve read. And I read to understand the world in which I live. I also read just because I love a good story!

You can find me on Goodreads and Litsy as PatriciaU, and Twitter as PatriciaU36. In the picture below, I am photographed in the glorious Harold Hacker Hall in the Rundel Memorial Library at the Central Library of Rochester (NY) and Monroe County, where I work. If you’re ever in Rochester, stop by.


And here is a photo of the exterior of the Rundel Building, all lit up at night!


Confession: A librarian who works in this building photoshopped the READ on top of the building, but I am working on getting one in real life!


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