Sarah’s Bookshelves Live

Hosted BySarah Dickinson

Sarah’s Bookshelves Live is a weekly show featuring real talk about books and book recommendations from a featured guest. Each week, Sarah of the blog Sarah’s Bookshelves will talk with her guest about:


I’m getting real about all things books and serving you up a bit of snark on the side.

Ep. 15: Christine from The Uncorked Librarian (Books Set Abroad)

In Episode 15, Christine from The Uncorked Librarian talks literary travel and books set abroad.

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  • Why Christine became a “rogue librarian.”
  • Why Christine is “notorious for breaking into libraries.”
  • Why it’s harder than you think to visit libraries abroad.
  • Christine’s top U.S. and International literary travel destinations.
  • How the Icelanders make Christmas Eve the best bookish day ever (via Iceland’s Book Flood).
  • Iceland’s crazy book publishing stat.
  • Christine shares an upcoming YA release (which I think is the first YA book we’ve ever had on the show!)

Christine’s Book Recommendations

Two OLD Books She Loves

Two NEW Books She Loves

One Book She Didn’t Love

One Upcoming Release She’s Excited About

Other Books Mentioned

Other Links

About Christine

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I am a MLIS graduate from the University of South Florida.  I have a BA in English and History from Smith College.  The travel bug completely took over after my year as a Fulbright Scholar in Depok, Indonesia.  In Indo, I taught English at a public high school.  Basically, I posed as Miss America for the year.  In reality, I played a lot of Uno, read the entire Sookie Stackhouse series, and stood in front of 600 students each week, wildly gesturing and sweating.  Best job and experience in my life to-date.

I hold certifications in TEFL and Youth Development.  In the office-like world, I possess more than 10 years of urban program management experience. My work focused on literacy and teaching.  In addition, I spent five years in the public library systems.

Today, I am a board member for a nonprofit that brings the joys of reading to families.  When not promoting literacy, I parade around (more like beach down) as a pilot’s wife with four furry children in the sunshine state.  Obsessions include: YA books, brewery yoga, olives, decorating my home with owl everything, caticorns, and Sicily.  I have a reputation for finding breweries and wineries anywhere I go.

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