The granddaughter of a librarian, reading was basically in my blood. I started with Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White when I was in first grade sounding my way through the first two pages and then taking off through the rest of it silently and haven’t stopped ever since. By the time I was in sixth grade I was tackling things like War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy. I read very quickly and would rather be reading than almost anything else in the world. I enjoy reading most genres (although you won’t see a lot of non-fiction on here).
When I am not reading (because I haven’t found the job yet that will let me read fiction all day long- anyone have any ideas?), I am teaching music to elementary school kids in the southwest.
I received my bachelor’s from a private Christian college and majored in Bible, Instrumental Music Education, Vocal Music Education, Christian Ministries with an emphasis in worship and have a minor in Literature (no wonder it took me almost 7 years to finish!!). I just completed a master’s degree in education as well.
Even though I would like to read all the time, some of my other hobbies include- writing fan fiction, working on a novel, playing video games, and performing in a community band.
I have been married for six years to a great guy that I met online almost eight years ago. He is four years older than me, a computer technician and can’t stand to read unless forced! Currently it is just he and I. We would like to have kids someday- just not yet 🙂
I decided to create this blog because I simply love to read and want to share what I found with others. I get asked all the time what I would recommend people read and I figured that this would be a good way to share with people. I also didn’t want to create the kind of reviews that I hate reading. I wanted to write reviews that simply said why someone should read or not read a book. I wanted simple and straight forward. I have read too many reviewers who take themselves too seriously and forget that the whole reason people read a book review is to decide if they want to read the book!
I am open to suggestions of things I should read and review. If you have anything you’d like to see me cover- let me know!
– Jenn (the book worm)