I am an avid bibliophile who is slowly filling every corner of my life with books. Then clearing out those corners when I buy new bookshelves.
Then filling the empty corners all over again.
I have found ways to save money over the years, since my previous book shopping budget was unsustainable, and I now utilize my position as an Educational Consultant with Usborne Books & More (thus the graphic at the top of the page) and by having a day job in a library to get more bang (books) for my bucks.
First of all, I get a discount on Usborne books by being a consultant, or I just get them free (message me for details if you’re interested in those perks). And I’ve found that it’s often wise to “test drive” books first, since they’re not always what I expect them to be from their description (on that note, I’m also very grateful to have discovered GoodReads), and working in a library has shown me just how very easy that test drive can be.
I still buy (lots of) books, but now I am usually familiar with them before I buy them. Which is why I started writing book reviews: to help other people more easily find the books with which they’re going to fall deeply in love.
I’ve separated this list of my blog posts into a few categories: Story Books (for kids & teens & kids at heart), Activity & Non-Fiction Books (for kids), Fiction Books (for adults) and Non-Fiction Books (for adults); and I’ve sorted those lists alphabetically by title.
Story Books (for kids & teens & kids at heart)
Activity & Non-Fiction Books (for kids & teens)
Fiction Books (for adults)
*you’ll find more of my reviews for strictly adult books on GoodReads