Reading Every Treatise on the Shelf: Musicals & YA Books

I love musicals. I love them a lot. They hold an indescribable charm for me that results from the combined effect of the story, the numbers, and the visual performance.

This past weekend, I was one of the 11 million people who streamed The Phantom of the Opera for FREE on YouTube. The YouTube channel The Shows Must Go On! is streaming live one of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s internationally renowned musicals every Friday night and leaving them available to watch for 48 hours as part of a fundraiser for the Actors Fund, in an effort to help theater professionals affected by the coronavirus. This weekend, it was the Royal Albert Hall performance of The Phantom of the Opera. I am ashamed to admit it was my first ALW musical, but boy, was it worth it.

Suffice it to say, I fell completely, head-over-heels in love.

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My Favorite Books (Yes, That’s A Plural Noun, and I Am Unashamed)

One of the most important things you should know about Abby the Bookworm is that she DOES NOT have a singular favorite book.

I find it incredibly distressing whenever someone asks me “What’s your favorite book?” and expects me to look completely unaffected.

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