Amy Weir

Amy M. Weir is a public youth services librarian in SW Pennsylvania, and there’s nothing she geeks out about more. Outside of work she obsesses over music (especially rock especially psychedelic pop especially The Beatles), sews clothes, gardens when the weather’s nice, avoids housework, and generally is the poster-child for Enneatype 9, which she attempts to counteract with yoga when she remembers. Her entire family has ADHD. This includes an RPG-and-firearms-geek husband who asked her out by playing a Paladin-in-Shining-Armor devoted to serving her character in D&D; a vehicles-and-video-game-geek 12yo named after a hobbit; a My Little Pony-and-art-geek 10yo named after a SFF writer; and an Imaginary Husband named Martin Freeman, who isn’t actually aware of this relationship.

Read Up On ‘Enola Holmes’ Now

Did you know Netflix's upcoming 'Enola Holmes' adaptation is based on a fantastic middle grade book series that's fun for…

September 1, 2020

Do You Know What Your Library Has Been Up To?

Public libraries can't operate "as usual" during COVID, but you should check out the ways we've found to safely serve…

July 6, 2020

‘Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D’ to the Rescue!

In these unprecedented times, as the ads say, being on social media can get a bit overwhelmingly dark. Being in…

June 24, 2020

Inertia and Working From Home

Inertia makes it hard to separate your day into "work" and "non-work" hours when working from home. Without a closing…

May 27, 2020

Zoom Is the Tool of the Extrovert

Constant video conferencing can be quite the drain on an introvert.

April 9, 2020

Bound Only By the Limits of My Imagination

What, me worry about being in quarantine? I'm too busy daydreaming to notice.

March 24, 2020

There’s Too Much to Do During a Quarantine

Looking for ways to keep busy during a quarantine? You're apparently not me, then.

March 19, 2020

Family Sick Days Can Be Good

Why is it so hard to call off sick? When we're all in it together, sick days become a relief.

March 6, 2020

Thoughts on Demigods and Representation

Reading the 'Heroes of Olympus' series with her two ADHD children is making Amy appreciate, again, when characters are more…

February 27, 2020

Who Tells Your Story? Acknowledging Bias in History

All writing is biased. The trick is to recognize the biases and to seek out as many different biases in…

February 19, 2020

A Reminder About Story Middles: Heroes Don’t Give Up

Things always look bleak for the heroes in the middle of the story. They just don't give up until they…

February 5, 2020

Graphic Novels Win Writing Awards & Other Notes On the ALA Youth Media Awards

Announcing the American Library Association's 2020 Youth Media Awards, and several of Amy's opinions thereof!

January 28, 2020

Tricks to Play on Your Brain

You can't just order yourself to do what you need to (at least not with executive disfunction): sometimes you have…

January 24, 2020

How Do You Find a Word That Means Disordered?

Amy ponders the words used to describe people who nowadays might be diagnosed with ADHD.

January 19, 2020

On Video Game Earworms and the Compulsive Singer

Amy has an annoying (to her kids) habit of bursting into song at the slightest provocation, and video games provide…

January 10, 2020

How Fanfic Is (Slowly) Restoring My Faith in My Writing

To quote my AO3 bio: No, I don't write a lot of fanfic, and I read it even less. But…

December 29, 2019

Thorough and Pointless Radio Station Study: Christmas Edition!

In which Amy reprises her Radio Presets study in order to analyze what the 24-Hour Christmas Music station has been…

December 21, 2019

Geek Links: RIP Caroll Spinney

The beloved performer of Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch died yesterday. Courtesy: www.sesameworkshop.org

December 9, 2019

House (and Town, and University, and…) of My Dreams

Amy thinks about the settings of her dreams, and how they might relate to her waking life, in her small…

December 2, 2019

What Is Fandom, Anyway?

What does it mean to "belong to a fandom"? Is it the passion, the action, or the interaction with others?…

November 26, 2019