Monday, May 5, 2014

And so it begins...

I've been a long-time blogger and a long-time reader and it's time those 2 things combined. I can be found on my mom blog, Ingenue Mom. I've been posting book reviews on there for as long as I've had the blog, but I've recently found that I have more of an interest in blogging specifically about books sometimes. This is my outlet for that.

Who I Am

I live in Kentucky with my husband and 2 daughters. I have my Bachelors in Elementary K-5 Education and my Masters as a Literacy Specialist and I currently teach 4th grade. I am not a librarian or a library science specialist. I'm just an avid reader and blogger. My favorite thing is to match people with a book they love, whether that's a student in my class or a friend outside of school. Seeing someone light up talking about a book they read is one of those simple joys for me in life! 

In January 2014, I made a commitment to read 50 books in a year. I started this blog in May 2014 and had almost completed my goal. I have always loved to read, but blogging about those 50 books and setting the goal for myself lit that fire to organize my reading and encourage my reading and made me realize how much I love to blog about reading.

What To Expect

This blog is mainly for myself and my friends. I wanted a place to keep track of what I read, what I thought of it and whether or not I'd recommend it. I like to keep it simple. I don't go into a lot of detail as far as what it's about. I feel like you can find that on Amazon and people are already doing it much better than me. What I offer is just my opinion, short & sweet.

Should you read it?
With each book, look for my "Should you read it?" Again, simple.
Yes - I loved it and I am confident that at least 95% of people who read it will, too.
No - I don't recommend it. You honestly won't see a lot of "no's" on here because if I realize it's a no, I usually put it down. I will post the books I put down, though.
Maybe - I liked it for whatever reason, but I feel like only a certain group of readers would like it as well. I will always try to include a disclaimer of who might like it and who might not.

I am an organized person. I enjoy placing things into categories. While I will include several descriptors when I write about books, I will focus on 4 categories based on the intended audience of the book: Adult, New Adult, Young Adult or Middle Grade. I may throw in something Children's if I read something really fabulous to my girls at home, but for the most part I'm talking about chapter books for grades 3 and above.

If you have suggestions for books I should read, comment or email me!

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