Hi all, my name is Stephanie!
I am happily married to an amazing man and have 3 wonderful kids. I also have my Master’s degree in English and Comparative Literature with specializations in British Literature, Cultural Studies, and Rhetoric and Composition from The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a minor in History. I’ve been teaching college English literature for the past 16 years and am currently attending online classes to finish my Ph.D. in English Literature with a concentration in Literary and Cultural Studies and Linguistics and Literature. Balancing my family, teaching, and school is a crazy ride for sure! At times, I feel like I’m living out some wild, fictional storyline but no, that’s just my life, and I love every moment of it!!
My favorite thing in the world is to read!! When I’m not in school, I probably average reading 4 or more books a week, but I always feel like that’s never enough! I’d probably stay curled up on my couch reading a good book and drinking cup after cup of hot tea or coffee (depending on my mood 🙂 ) if I could get away with it, which is partially why I started this blog! I’ve been keeping track of all the books that I have read on Goodreads for several years, but I just started reviewing them instead of just rating them since I also love to write. Secretly, I have always wanted to write a book but besides a bunch a creative writing, journals, and things for school, I’ve never had the time…I should say made the time. Maybe one day I will!
Anyway, I thought I would create this blog to have a place to share all my reviews and have them all in one place! I also am an Educator reviewer for both NetGalley and Edelweiss and have been reviewing books on those sites for work before I started my blog, which I love since it gives me the wonderful opportunity to read and review more books, but my blog gives me a place to write my reviews for all the books I read that are not textbooks or educational reads…I’m sure no one wants to read those but me! Plus, I’m hoping to meet a lot of people like me in the blogging community who love to read and understand why books are my passion!
I hope that you will join me as I share my book reviews of not only brand new fiction that is about to be published or has just been published, some fiction that is fairly new (and waiting on my “to be read” list), and some of my favorite older fiction, whether they be from decades past or my beloved classics. I’ll also be occasionally sharing my thoughts and contemplations about life in general, living my day to day life with fibromyalgia-a chronic daily pain disorder that has severely impacted my life, parenting two teens and a 7 year old, marriage, and the ups and downs of balancing family, work, and school! Please join me as I share my life’s journey not only through the joys of reading and my beloved books but also through the adventures of my crazy but oh so, wonderful life….