About

WDayProfileShay Shortt

I am a Canadian librarian and book blogger currently living in Washington State with my husband, our cats, and some 500+ books. I started blogging in 2012 after my husband and I moved to the Seattle area for his job, while I was (not so) patiently waiting for a work visa. I like books so much I got not one but two degrees in them;  a BA in English (UNBC, 2010), and an MLIS (UAlberta, 2012). When I’m not reading, I enjoy hiking, baking, crocheting in front of the TV, and volunteering for the charity book sale at my local library. I returned to library work in 2015, but by then I liked blogging so much I decided to keep at it.

Required Reading

New posts go up Tuesdays and Thursdays, generally fiction on Tuesdays, and non-fiction on Thursdays. You can get updates on new posts by following Required Reading on Twitter or subscribing by email in the footer at the bottom of this page. You can also find me on Goodreads or Pinterest. I read eclectically, but you’ll find lots of Speculative Fiction and Young Adult here, as well as plenty of Canadian titles, and books about books.

If you’re a reader with a suggestion of a  book for me to review, or have a comment about the site, please use the contact form below! If you’re an author, agent, or publisher wanting to request a review, please visit my review policy.

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