The Book Worm

I don’t like having my picture taken!

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)

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8 responses to “The Book Worm

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  4. I absolutely love the art you use. The cover shot of the little girl reading looks just like my wife when she was young, it reminds me of our kids every time I look at it. Very cool site.

    • Thanks 🙂 The cover photo actually looks a lot like my mother when she was young as well. I got the idea for the theme when I was looking through some old photo albums and saw that there was a rather large collection of pictures where I was heavily engrossed in a book. It grew from there. Glad you enjoy the site 🙂

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    What happens when “happily ever after” has come and gone?
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    The queen has been in a moribund state of hopeless depression for over a year with no end in sight. It is only when, in a fit of bitter despair, she seeks solitude in the vastness of her own sprawling castle and climbs a long disused and forgotten tower stair that she comes face to face with herself in the very same magic mirror used by her stepmother of old.
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