Greetings, and Welcome to The Thugbrarian Review. I am here to review books and music that I enjoy, because I have really good taste, and since you are reading this, I automatically assume that you have good taste as well. My name is Joseph L. Annaruma, and I am a Public Librarian by trade. I am 6 foot 3 inches, and 235 lbs, and despite my sunny disposition, some of my colleagues have given me the nickname the Thugbrarian. Rather than fight it, I have decided to own it. There you go. I am also a musician, and over the last 25 years, I have performed in quite a few bands , including my current Experimental Electronic project Isolated Cockpit.
I am sent most of the books I read from publishers through sites such as LibraryThing, Goodreads, and NETGALLEY, as well as directly from publishers and authors, in exchange for an honest review. This blog is written for people like myself- men and women who love darker music and Adult books. I love reading history books and most non-fiction titles, but I also read a lot of Science Fiction/Fantasy, Literary Fiction, Horror, Graphic Novels and good Contemporary Fiction, as well as crime pulps and thrillers. I do not read or review any genre that has the word paranormal, or romance in it, especially Paranormal Romance. That said, I am only going to review the type of books that I love to read, and hopefully as the blog moves forward, my favorites will be your favorites.
I won’t waste time with bad reviews-if I don’t like it, I won’t mention it because life is too short. I will also be reviewing new CDs, records and digital music that I am listening to at the moment. This will be mostly Indy, Post-Punk, Metal, Ambient, Garage and Experimental music, with the occasional World Music, Classical, or Jazz record thrown in, because I like all GOOD music, just like you my intelligent, and cool friends. I invite all publishers and bands to send me their books or music for review to the address listed at the bottom of this page.
Finally, I am always open to answering questions and hearing your recommendations, so talk to me, I am listening. Why not connect to my Twitter and Facebook pages? You will find links to both to the right of this page. I look forward to growing this blog, and discussing my favorite books and music with you, and I plan on adding more pages and features as we move ahead, so stay tuned and thanks for visiting the Thugbrarian Review.
Joseph L. Annaruma- the Thugbrarian
Send all materials for review to:
826 W. princess Anne Rd #D3
Norfolk, Va., 23517