A combination of factors prompted Leila Roy to start expressing her passion for YA books at Bookshelves of Doom in 2004: she’d just moved back to Maine, was missing her friends and was working at a way-boring job. Seven years later—after her wedding, starting library school, buying a house, starting a garden (and in doing so, an inadvertent War With Nature) and finding a way-not-boring job—she’s got a little less reading time, but is still going strong.