All About Me

I am a book lover in every sense of the word. There really aren't many books that I don't like, except maybe the really trashy romance novels.

I've loved books since I was a child, mostly mystery and detective stories. I absolutely loved the Nancy Drew mysteries. I read every one of them. About 10 times each. Yeah I know it's bad.  I liked the Encyclopedia Brown mysteries as well, but they weren't as good as Nancy Drew.

As I got older, I started with Mary Higgins Clark and Patricia Cornwell. John Grisham soon joined the list as well. Being the history lover that I am, Tom Clancy joined the crowd.

Now, on to the present. I still love my "big girl" books for those few moments I can squeeze in some me time. With a very active 18 month old running around the house, that doesn't happen very often.

Can you tell he likes to be on the move?

My focus now is on children's books. I want my son to grow up loving books as much as I love them. Add to that currently going to school for Elementary and Special Education and being an Education Consultant for Usborne Books and More, I think children's books may be a good fit.

This blog is not only about our love for books as a family, but the need to share that love with the community. I want to touch the lives of other children and encourage them to love reading as much as I do. This blog will also serve as a way to encourage parents to get their children interested in reading. I will provide tips, strategies, and activities to help your child figure out what their likes and dislikes are, and to choose reading material accordingly.

If I can get just one child to pick up SOMETHING and read and actually enjoy it, I feel like I've done my job.