Monday, May 17th, 2021

Welcome Abigail!

We’re very pleased to welcome Abigail (LibraryThing AbigailAdams26, Litsy AbigailAdams26) to the team, as our new Project Specialist for

Abigail is taking over from Meg, and will be writing State of the Thing, running the official social media accounts on Facebook and Twitter, coordinating the Early Reviewers program, and helping to answer member queries. If it’s writing or editing-related, she will be involved.

Her arrival leaves us with an abundance of Abigails, as she joins LibraryThing’s very first employee, Abby Blachly. We shall henceforth always call Abby “Abby” and Abigail “Abigail”!

Say hello on her LibraryThing profile or on the Welcome Abigail Talk topic.

About Abigail
Abigail was born in Cleveland, but grew up in New York, just north of the city. She received a B.A. in Classics from Oberlin College, and a MPhil in Children’s Literature from Trinity College Dublin. She has worked in the book business since the age of sixteen, when she got her first job at a local Waldenbooks, and has since worked at six other bookstores, in four cities on two continents. At her most recent bookstore, she had the pleasure of meeting some of her favorite children’s book creators.

Abigail currently lives in central New Jersey, with her mother and four somnolent cats answering (sometimes) to Chloe, Emmie, Orion, and Tigger. She has a passion for history (ancient and modern), languages, world music, and children’s literature, and is currently engaged in a project to visit all of her new home state’s Revolutionary War sites.

Favorite Authors: L.M. Montgomery, Robin McKinley, Diana Wynne Jones, Zilpha Keatley Snyder, Georgette Heyer

LibraryThing Member: AbigailAdams26
Litsy Member: AbigailAdams26

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  1. Antonio says:

    This is to wish you a really good time here on LT. I’m writing from Italy. Please make this place lively and happy. We’re living hard times but we’ll survive. God bless from a bibliomaniac dinosaur.

  2. Robert says:

    Welcome. I, too, have an interest in history. Good luck with your endeavor.

  3. Calactress says:

    Welcome to LT. I hope you have a great time here!

  4. kath says:

    Mckait here… just wanted to say hello and congratulations. I hope you have a wonderful time being LT staff.

  5. Andrés Aurelio says:

    Welcome Abigail!

  6. gmathis says:

    My stars and garters…I thought I was the last Georgette Heyer fan on the planet! Welcome!

  7. Abigail Adams says:

    Thanks, everyone! Glad to be part of the LT team!

    gmathis: oh no, Heyer has many fans, I find.

  8. JohnChic says:

    Welcome to the Thing. Have fun!

  9. Jerri Clegg says:

    Hi! Welcome to The Thing!

  10. Sarah Speratos says:

    Hello from Phoenix Arizona.
    Thank you for all your support in the book community. It’s people like you and us that may be the saving grace for real books. Keeping the experience alive for generations to come

  11. Bev C says:

    Hi Abigail and welcome from Pennsylvania (Pennsylady).

    You had just arrived and helped me secure an Early Review
    that was 2 months late.
    So, we’ve met.
    Thank you and it’s nice to meet you.

  12. Dario De Jaco says:

    Welcome to LT! I’m sure you will enjoy this community.

  13. Ritu Pandey says:

    Welcome Abigail

  14. Abigail Adams says:

    Thanks again, everyone!

  15. Christine Corene Roberts says:

    Hello Abigail! Great to have you on the LibraryThing Team! 🙂

  16. Kat Georges says:

    Welcome, Abigail! All our best wishes for unbridled success in your new role! LibraryThing keeps impressing with its community spirit and massive love of reading. We are grateful to be a part of the Thing with you!

  17. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, Christine and Kat!

  18. Angel Trzepacz says:

    Welcome to L.T. Wish you lots of success and fun here.

  19. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, Angel!

  20. Bob Lane says:

    Welcome from Canada!!

  21. Joan Boxell says:

    Welcome to LT I hope you have a great time and enjoy yourself.

  22. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, Bob and Joan!

  23. Rachel says:

    Sending you a big warm welcome from sunny Florida and wishing you all the best on your new journey with the Library Thing community.

  24. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, Rachel!

  25. Karen M Bernier says:

    Welcome! I envy you this job! Another welcome from sunny FLORIDA where reading is a great past time. With your qualifications and interests, have you thought of trying out for JEOPARDY?

    • Abigail Adams says:

      Thank you, Karen! I have not considered trying out for Jeopardy, but I do enjoy watching it, with my mother, and shouting out the answers!

  26. Barbara Anne Atkins says:

    Welcome to LibraryThing, a wonderful place to discover terrific books and new friends who love to read!

  27. Margaret Cullen (belleek) says:

    Welcome, Abigail from Central VA! I love the parts of LT you’re in charge of. I’m also a history buff, so I think it’s great you are trying to visit all the Revolutionary War sites in NJ. Maybe you can let us know your favorite ones.

  28. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, Barbara and Margaret!

    Margaret, I think my favorite so far was the Washington’s Crossing State Park, with the museum and Johnson’s Ferry House. Typically for us, we took a wrong turn, leaving, and ended up accidentally crossing the Delaware ourselves, and ending up in Pennsylvania. Thank goodness we did, as there’s a whole historic park just on the other side of the bridge, with historic buildings that have been turned into museums. Astonishingly, neither park promotes the other, despite commemorating the same event, and being less than a ten minute drive from one another. Apparently there was talk at some point, about turning them into one national park, but NJ resisted, and there you are.

  29. TraLamont says:

    Welcome, Abigail!

  30. Katie Clark says:

    Welcome Abigail, from a fellow TCD MPhil! (mine was in Reformation and Enlightenment Studies)

    Glad to have you here on LT!

  31. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, TraLamont and Katie!

    Katie: Trinners are Winners! 😉

  32. William DuBois says:

    Welcome Abigail to the Library.

  33. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, William!

  34. Hassana says:

    Hello, I wish you a successful time as LibraryThing Project Specialist.

  35. Abigail Adams says:

    Thank you, Hassana!

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