First Post

Hi! My name is Mary I live in Brooklyn, NY with my husband and two monster cats. Although I have a BA in English, I don’t consider myself a literature expert and I’m not I try not to be a book snob. However, I have been reading for as long as I can remember and am always on the hunt for the next intelligent, well-written, gripping story that keeps me awake long after midnight or staying on the subway for one more stop because I simply can’t put the damn book down.

This is my first blog. I understand that I’ve started blogging wayyy late in the game, but I started regularly reading blogs only a few years ago. I’ve wanted to start one for a few reasons:

1. Become part of an online literary community that I felt was lacking in real life. I’ve worked in marketing communications and an editorial office, but it’s been awhile since I had a community of people to talk with about books.

2. I would like to write more. There is so much information on the internet that it is easy to become a passive observer, constantly ingesting information but lacking comprehension, analysis, and conversation. Guilty confession: I don’t think I’ve ever even commented on a website before (news site, blog, or otherwise). I just read, read, read – it’s time to contribute.

3. I read so much that I often forget what I’ve read just last month. I hope that this will serve as a kind of archive for me to look back on, and be a record for my thoughts on what I’ve read.

4. I live in NYC and try to travel as much as I can. I wanted to have a space to chronicle these adventures.

5. I just love talking about BOOKS!

Friends and family often ask me what book they should read next. I hope to write genuine reviews of the books I’ve read that are both personal and objective, and helpful to others looking for their next great read. I also feel like many book clubs and the interwebz are lacking a book community for women readers that focus on intelligent, well-written fiction that doesn’t involve Nicholas Sparks novels.

I read all kinds of general fiction and non-fiction. As long as it comes with a good, reputable recommendation, I’ll read it.

Thanks for stopping by!


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