A femme fatale (/ˌfæm fəˈtɑːl/ or /ˌfɛm fəˈtɑːl/; French: [fam fatal]) is a stock character of a mysterious and seductive woman whose charms ensnare her lovers, often leading them into compromising, dangerous, and deadly situations. She is an archetype of literature and art. Her ability to entrance and hypnotise her victim with a spell was in the earliest stories seen as being literally supernatural; hence, the femme fatale today is still often described as having a power akin to an enchantress, seductress, vampire, witch, or demon, having power over men.  Wikipedia

While I won’t claim to be a femme fatale in the normal sense, I will say that I enjoy the image of being a librarian fatale. Librarians in both literary and visual works are portrayed in one of two stereotypes: the elderly authoritarian cat lady or the young ‘naughty’ librarian who is overly sexualized. Neither of these quite fit my idea of a librarian fatale. Personally, I see a librarian fatale as your normal librarian. They can be male or female, young or old, but their defining feature that makes them a fatale is their ability to entice mystery and seduction towards the books that they promote to the public.

That said, The Librarian Fatale is a blog run by Librarian, Kathryn Powell. Miss Powell works for the Montgomery City-County Public Library serving as assistant branch head for one of the eleven branches in the system. Miss Powell enjoys reading Historical Fiction, YA novels, and Scottish Romance novels. She also runs another blog called A Bibliotaph’s Reviews and will be a contributor to the blog What Your Librarian Reads.

Miss Powell enjoys spending her down time at home with her one cat, Gwen, a good book, and a cup of tea. She hopes one day to visit Scotland and perhaps eventually move there.


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