About Me

I have been reading for as long as I can remember. I first learned to read when my older sister was in the 1st grade and I was four years old. My mother was helping her learn to read by taping up words all over the house (table, lamp, etc.). I tagged along and learned to read at the same time. It opened up the world to me. I read constantly throughout school until I hit my college years when all my reading time was sucked up by textbooks. It was nice to be able to start reading for fun again after I graduated. My husband was still in school so I would read while he studied. I went through all of Jane Austen's books during that time.
It was once I started having children that reading became more hit and miss, and library trips became much more problematic. Life got very busy and I even went years without reading much at all.
As my children reached middle school, I realized that I needed to try to keep up with what they were reading. I made a valiant effort to read their books and found that I really enjoyed YA fiction.  Many years later I decided that I needed an intellectual outlet (and an excuse to read) and started this blog. I didn't major in English and college was a long time ago so my analytical and writing skills don't necessarily hold up well against many of the wonderful book bloggers out there but I love sharing books with others.  I read all kinds of books but my favorites are historical fiction and young adult.

I completed a Masters of Library and Information Science degree in June of 2015 and, until recently, have been working as a librarian at a local public library. I am back home for now, due to several family issues, and so am ready to bring this blog up to date.