Hi, I’m Colleen the sole owner of Itsy Bitsy Book Bits. I’m a wife to my husband of over 23 years (25 together) and mom to an amazing 20 year old daughter. I love to read, play volleyball, Canasta, and TV when I have time. I taught myself to read at age 4 and just never stopped. My favorite genre is True Crime, Mystery and then Romance, but I will read almost anything. Once I start a book even one page, I have to finish it bad habit.
Joined IBBB - January 2016 Hi, I‘m Lyndsey, I’m a wife and a mom to 3 kids. We also have two dogs. I love to read, and always have a book close by. Ive been reading on my own since i was 3 and I hope to pass my love of reading onto at least one of my children. I read almost anything, as long as the story and writing style grabs my attention. I like to go in blind a lot so I don’t have any expectations for a book beforehand. I also love to bake so i have a sweet snack to eat while reading!
Happily married for 6 years, my husband, Owen, and I have three daughters. I work full time in the healthcare industry. Faith and family are important in our house. In my spare time (is there still such a thing?), I love to read, crochet, play French horn, watch romantic comedies, and watch sports. We bleed orange and blue in my house (college game day is a sacred event - Auburn U/War Eagle! and Syracuse U).
Joined IBBB - October 2015 Hi there, I’m Michelle, I have a wonderful husband of 18 years, 3 step-children, 3 grandchildren and 3 fur babies (Mini-Dachshunds). I live in western Wisconsin and yes I’m a cheesehead, Go Pack Go.I love to read, go to concerts, work fan conventions, and travel. I have met so many great people the past few years and I look forward to meeting so many more.I have a slight book addiction, I have several on my kindle and in paperback. I am open to reading any genre but my most favorite reads are dark erotic, MC, Mobsters, BDSM and Bad boy Rockers. Who am I kidding, anything with bad boys pulls me in, the badder the better. Reading takes me away from everyday things and puts me in another world. I love books that get my heart racing, shock me and tug at my heartstrings.
My name is Shannon. I am a wife and mother on the verge of being an empty nester. My youngest two children are in 10th and 11th grade. I work my day job as a patient specialist, I do pre-registration for patients at hospitals across the US. I truly love my job. However, my dream job would be getting paid to just read. I love books! I am amazed by authors and their talents!
Joined IBBB - December 2015 Hello, my name is Michelle Mulvey and I’m 41 years old, happily married to the love of my life for 6 years and live in New York. All my children have 4 legs and mean the world to me.I’m a nanny to two beautiful children ages 1 and 3 and a half during the day and spend my nights either with Gunner at the dog park with the other dog moms or reading a good book.A few of my favorite authors are SE Hall, Anne Conley, Shantel Tessier, Lexi Blake and Lauren Blakely.
Joined IBBB - January 2016 Hi, I’m Anna. I live in Montreal, Canada with my wonderful husband and two amazing children. Life has its’ ups and downs but through it all, reading has been a constant in my life. I’ve been with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits for almost three years and I am so glad I joined. I have discovered many new authors that I might not have otherwise found. I love reading anything that as to do with the paranormal. Romance and horror stories are enjoyable and I definitely love those sexy BDSM books.
Joined IBBB - January 2016 My Name is Tracy Manderson I’m married with four children and three grandchildren. I live at home with my husband and two daughters and two dogs. I’m disabled so I can’t work and I decided to read and write reviews because reading is my passion.
Hey! My Name is Liz, and I have been reviewing for IBBB for 2 years. I am a mother to 3 children: my daughter is 8 and my sons are 6 and 2. I work full time, and keep busy with all my children‘s activities. Between Scouts, Soccer and Gymnastics, I have very little free time, but what I do have is spent reading! I love being able to ignore life’s troubles while getting lost in a book. I am a Disney fanatic, and love to craft.
Hello! I’m Moriah. I have a love for reading that expands to different genres which includes fantasy, romance, and Young Adult. I like to describe myself as book collector because I buy books even though I am running out of room on my shelf. I am also an animal lover but my favorites are cats and dogs. My hobbies include reading, going to the movies and visiting the book store.
My name is Robin Rankin, I live in Central Texas with my husband of 21 years Chris and our 2 dogs, Daisy and Jabba. We have 2 daughters, Chrystelle is 25 and married with fur babies and Emily is 18 and has just started her freshman year at a University in Northern Texas.
I always have a book and when I’m not actually reading I love to crochet and spend time with friends and family.
I have been with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits since 2016 and I’ve enjoyed my time with them and look forward to many more years.
Hi! I’m Katie and I have been with IBBB for just over 2 years. I live in the UK in a town called Netherton, which is almost in the middle of England! Netherton is famous for making the anchor for the Titanic and we have a replica in the town centre! I live with my husband and our 4 fur babies! We have two cats and two rabbits! I am an avid reader and read on average 5-7 books a week. My favourite genres include historical romance, romance, NA and paranormal romance. Through IBBB I have definitely broadened my genres so will read almost anything! I have a lot of favourite authors but my absolute favourite author and series is Gabriel’s Inferno Trilogy by Sylvain Reynard – I love that series so much.
My name is Sara, I live in a small town where it rains a lot, so I read a lot. I have a large dog who likes to cuddle and a husband who is also known to like a cuddle at times. I’m an easy-going sort of person, I like multiple genres of books and music but and tend to swing from thriller to alien baby romance and country to hard metal and everything in between. I like to read and listen according to my mood. I love reading and will give anything a try, I always make sure I finish every book I read and try to see the positive in the book, much like in life if you can find one positive it can change your perspective on everything. I work as a manager in a sheltered housing project, so I spend my day being amazed by people many of which are twice my age. They tell some amazing stories and keep me on my toes. I love wine and food and my idea of a perfect time would be spent whiling away a cozy weekend with nice wine and food a roaring fire and a couple of great reads on the kindle.
I was born and raised in Lancaster County, PA. After graduation, I spent 2 years in Pittsburgh, PA, attending The Art Institute of Pittsburgh and then moved to Las Vegas, NV, where I was a resident for 12 years. I then decided to move back to the east coast and have been a resident of Southern Delaware for 7 years.
While I was in Vegas, I got into the printing industry, starting in prepress work. Almost 20 years later, I am still in printing and have done many jobs, including running a digital press. I currently work third shift in Hurlock Maryland, where I do desktop work and press maintenance.
I live with my boyfriend, and our 3 spoiled cats. I am addicted to coffee, frequently have my nose stuck in a book (or to my tablet), and enjoy doing plastic canvas crafts in my spare time. Classic movies are very much my thing. I have seen many, but I especially love the classic horror moves and noir. I am also a huge Phillies and Eagles fan.
Hello, my name is Heather Bass and I just turned 35. I love to scrapbook, hike in the woods, and spend time with my children. I have been happily married for eleven years. I have a step-daughter that just turned thirteen and a son that is about to turn eight. I work as a Laboratory Tech at a Chicago hospital. I work the midnight shift which gives me some time to read on our downtime. I have been a reader ever since I was a child. I absolutely loved R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series. My son reads them now. I love to read all genres of books except horror. My favorite genre is suspense or rockstar romance. My favorite authors to read are Nora Roberts and Daniel Steel. I’m so glad that I joined the IBBB team. They are like a second family to me.
Hi my name is Lisa Helmick. I have been with IBBB since 2016. Reviewing books started as fun (let’s see if i can do it) and has opened me up to different genres that I would not have read before. I have always been a reader. I think I just love the imaginations of other people. The worlds, the people and the imaginary situations created just interests me. Sometimes I wonder.....”How did they come up with this?”
I am a person who enjoys a good laugh and likes to smile. So Romantic Comedies are my favorite type of read. Mysteries and thrillers also come in pretty high on the list just not super dark or scary ones. Heart pounding - blood pumping stories from the thrill not the horror. Those genres along with some paranormal shifter and I am good to go.
In my spare time (ha ha who has that?) I enjoy many different things. Obviously reading. But I have been involved with Retired racing greyhounds since 2003.
Over the years we have done everything from fostering them to shows where we educate the public on them. I also kayak and have enjoyed doing that since 2009. Going down a river is my favorite thing....well that and riding giant waves on a windy day (can you say Yee-Haw). Recently we have been watching races (locally). Just the IMCA Modifieds and stock cars. One last thing is hiking. I enjoy being outdoors and hiking up the side of a mountain is one of my favorite things. So peaceful!
I have been working with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits for the past two years. I run a couple of small businesses from my home plus I care for two small boys while their daddy goes to work. I have been married for five years and I have a daughter who is 21 years old. I am currently the President of the Autism Society of Chippewa Valley for the past 8 years. Special needs is one of my passions and along with advocating for them. One of my other passions is reading and have been reading since I could walk. I love being able to give back to authors what they have given me.
Who am I? I am Cindy Mayberry, born and raised in Sacramento, California. I am 60 years old, single, enjoy reading and crafting. Reading has always been a passion of mine. While I could never afford to buy books. Reading for Itsy Bitsy has been a blessing, I am so thankful for. Crafting is my other passion. Anything from crocheting to diamond painting, I love to find new projects all the time. As I am losing the use of my hands. During the day I enjoy my crafts. Thanks to retirement! At night I read, as sleeping is not in the cards for me. Thanks to insomnia!
Hey I‘m Stacey, I’m 28 and have three beautiful daughter‘s. I’m a very creative person love to sing, music is a huge passion of mine also reading i can happily read 6 or 7 novels a week love nothing more then to stick my head into a book and get lost in the storyline for hours!
Hi I‘m Candida most people call me Candi. I’m a wife, mother, and grandmother. I have 2 boys 2 girls 2 fur babies, and 4 beautiful granddaughters. I love to bake and decorate specialty cakes and cupcakes. I am a cancer survivor. I have always enjoyed reading but I truly fell in love with it when I was battling cancer. When I needed a reprieve from my reality I would get lost in amazing stories and go on awesome adventures, so for a little while it made everything better. I will read pretty much anything but my favorites are romance, suspense, and fantasy.
Hello, my name is Angela Shirley and I have just come back to the Itsy Bitsy Book Bits Reviewers family after being away for a year due to personal reasons but before that I was a reviewer for just under two years. I joined as I was getting stuck in rut with the types of books I was reading and wanted a bit more variety so hence I joined this wonderful group and it has opened my eyes to different authors and genres I would never have discovered.
I am single, sassy woman and my day job is an Accountant, but I assure you I’m not a stuffy one at all. I have always been an avid reader ever since I was young enough to visit the library. I started off reading Famous Five and Secret Seven books and have always enjoyed a good thriller but over the years my tastes and genres have drastically changed.
Some of my favorite authors are Dan Brown, Janet Evanovich, Kathy Reichs, Lorelei James etc but more recent new authors who I would never have read if it was not for Itsy bitsy like RG Miller, Phoebe Alexander, Brandy Ayers to name but a few. I enjoy the freedom of reading and the imagination that a good book can evoke can transport you to situations and destinations you never dreamed of.
I’m a musician and teacher, living in the South of England. I enjoy reading all kinds of books, and am particularly fond of sci-fi, fantasy and graphic novels, as well as anything with LGBT+ characters! I also love travelling and exploring new places.
Hi! I am Angelina. I live in Southeastern Pennsylvania with my boyfriend, our son, and our crazy Australian Shepard/collie mix, Caden. When I was younger I really enjoyed reading, especially because my mom always had a book in her hand. I got away from it for awhile and then just over five years ago my cousin told me about a free book on iBooks that I needed to read and I’ve been addicted again ever since. Recently, I’ve tried out audiobooks and am realizing that I love them as well!
In my spare time, if I’m not reading, I’m hanging out with my son. He just turned 5 and is so funny! We love going to sprint car races, the bowling alley, and the park.
Hello everyone! My name is Sheri Schrader and I‘ve been a reviewer for Itsy Bitsy since 2016. I’m 44 and have lived in Houston most of my life. I have been a voracious reader since elementary school often skipping recess to bug the librarian about what was available to read. She got me started early on with "A Wrinkle in Time" and Alfred Hitchcock scary story anthologies among other great books. Currently I work as an optician while going to the University of Houston for Art History and English Literature. Some of my favorite books are "Rebecca", "Pride and Prejudice", and "Practical Magic". I will read just about anything because you never know where your next great read will be.
My name is Erica (Wojdyla) Fish. I am a mother of three beautiful adult girls My husband, Douglas have been married 7 years. I currently reside in Rhinelander Wisconsin. I was raised on the Northwest Side of Chicago Illinois. I went to Parochial School for Elementary School through High School. I completed my Bacholer‘s Degree in Communicating Arts at University of Wisconsin-Superior in 2015. Since then I had worked at Drs. Foster and Smith in the Coral Farm and currently work at Ascension St. Mary’s Hospital as a Patient Access Representative. I love to read books. My overall favorite genre is Psychological Thriller books. When I am not reading, I spend time with my husband Douglas and our pets Tobie (Rough Coat Collie), Mystique (Sirllirk Rex Silkies), and our new edition LilyMay (Miniature/Toy Australian Shepherd).
Hi I am Jenni and I love to read. I have been married for 38 years and together for 42 years and have 3 Children and 7 Grandbabies, one of which is an Angel baby. I was a late reading bloomer and found my first favourite book, a fantasy, Magician by Raymond E Feist in my twenties and have not stopped reading. I am usually found with a book in my hands on most days, when I am not working. Fantasy is my first love but I will read almost anything. If I have found an Author I like, I will read anything they have written until I have devoured everything they have written.
Hello, I’m Sunday, I have been with Itsy Bitsy for about eighteen months and I just love it. My love of reading started when I was young, but I let it go for a while because life got in the way. Now that I’m settled in my job and my two beautiful daughters are grown, I have time to read! I love to loose myself in all kinds of genres, that is why Itsy Bitsy is the best place to be, so many choices! My husband of thirty years just shakes his head when I start laughing out loud or bawling my eyes out. There is nothing better than a GREAT book!
Hello from the middle of it all in Nebraska. I have been here for the most of the last twenty years of my life and have also built roots here, so corn it is! I have a wonderful and sassy (She gets that from me) eleven year old. I’m pretty lucky to have my hubby. It has been a long and at times rocky fifteen years but that man is my life. In my spare time you will usually find me with my head in a book. I am pretty crafty and enjoy doing things that are expressive as well. I tend to be a movie buff to. For the most part though, words are my thing. Being a part of Itsy Bitsy really was kismet, even the hubby agrees.
The reason books are so important to me, and have really become something that has carried me through the last few years is the health issues that I have been facing. When all the medicine and doctors can’t fix things and this world feels like it is crashing down, there is nothing like being able to open up a book and escape to a new world for a few hours. This allows me to give something back, just a little bit, for what big gift each author gives me.
“There is no Frigate like a book to take us lands away nor any coursers like a page of prancing Poetry.”
Hi my name is Anastasia and I am 25 years old from Texas. I am happily married and I have two children. A 6 year old girl and a 4 year old boy. I am currently going to school for criminal justice and I am currently saving towards moving to Colorado. My hobby’s include binging on Netflix, reading romance and I have recently started painting. Two of my favorite quotes are from Harry Potter: "It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” — Albus Dumbledore
"But you know, happiness can be found even in the darkest of times, if one only remembers to turn on the light.” ― Albus Dumbledore
Hello my name is Dawn Daughenbaugh I’m 41 years old and I live in a small town in Central Missouri. I have two children a daughter who will be twenty two in October and a sixth month old baby boy. I love ,love,love to read in my spare time.I love anything outdoorsy. I work at a Family Dr.’s office for the last five years.Before that I worked in a Nursing Home for fifteen years. I like to think I’m a pretty easy person to get along with .
Outside of wrangling my kids, books are my life. I will read almost anything except true crime and memoirs. My favorite things to read are science fiction/fantasy, paranormal romance, alternative lifestyle romance/fiction, self-development, and books on metaphysical spirituality. When I’m not reading (which is rare), I am coloring or playing puzzle games to keep my mind calm and sharp.
Before I became a SAHM, I practiced massage therapy, energy therapy, and taught Yoga for nearly 20 years. During that time I also obtained two different life coaching certifications and focused my practice on spiritual coaching and relationship coaching.
Hi everyone I’m Katie! I’m a mostly stay at home wife of almost 13 years to my incredible husband. I own my our business as well at working part time at a local store. We have five fur babies, 3 Shih Tzus and two cats. We live in my hometown in Missouri. I’ve been with Itsy Bitsy Book Bits for a little over a year and have loved my time. I love to read and travel. When I was younger R.L. Stine was the author that got me started on reading but I’d stopped for sometime and started back up with The Twilight Saga. I’m a sucker for anything romance or crime related and love sinking into stories!
Hi, my name is Jes and I live in a small town in Tennessee. I have been married to my husband for 17 years and we have one fur-baby named Spencer. I have been a reviewer with IBBB since June 2017. Besides being a book lover, I am a TV junkie and NASCAR fan. In my spare time - what little time I have, I like to be crafty and take book picture for my Instagram feed.
Hi I’m Kerry a mother of 1 to my gorgeous girl Aubrey. I met my partner at university where I studied Law. I am a huge reader of all genres although I do tend to stick to mostly fiction. Beyond reading I have been a brownie leader for 12 years, I am a huge tennis fan, I frequently attend comic-con style conventions, I love watching Netflix and I am a huge music fan. Going to live gigs is one of my absolute favourite things to do and I cannot wait to take my daughter to her first concert.
Hi! I’m Krystal and I am addicted to books. Ever since I was little, I have always had my nose in a book. My parents would find me asleep at odd hours of the night with the book fall on my chest, at other times, straight on my face. But I loves to read. The stories, characters and adventures, never failed to take me away and show me a new part of the world. I love all sorts of books in a varied of genres. My favorites lean towards romance, fantasy, science fiction, and history but I am always willing to give a book a try. After all, how am I going to find my new favorite if I do not open a new book?
My life is pretty adventurous. I have an 8 year old daughter who is in LOVE with softball and shares of love of travel and reading. Our favorite thing is to pick a new spot on the map in our state and go make a weekend road trip. We load up the back of the car, load up our kindles with books and audio books, and hit the open, (or not so open) highways. We are always in a new area every other weekend, and a typical day of us must always include the outdoors, regardless of the weather!
Hi, I’m Caralee Loonat, I am a mother to three mini adults. I have about 10 cats and a rabbit. As you may have guessed I love to read and there is always a book close by.This is my first year with Itsy Bitsy books and I look forward to many more! I love to escape into the created worlds of the authors and become entwined into the dramas and lives of the characters. I love to read romances but I also am into psy-fi fantasy and the odd occassional mystery.
My Ideal way to spend my time would be to be sat on a sunny beach with book in hand and nothing but me and that book to pass the time. I do work 30.5 hours a week and am a gym bunny but I always manage to find time to read and escape into my world of books.
Hi, I’m Felicia! I am a pediatric nurse turned stay at home mom of two small children and wife of 5 and a half years. I have always had a passion for reading, I bring some sort of book with me everywhere I go and I have since I was a young child. My family used to drive nine hours to see our relatives in Canada and I’d be the little girl in the back of the car with her stack of books refusing to move until we arrived. Since becoming a mom reading has become my form of self care, me time if you will. I am a fan of a great psychological thriller but I have learned not to judge a book by it’s genre, some of the best books I’ve ever written were outside of my “reading comfort zone”!
I‘m Karyn Taylor. I’m aged 47, happily divorced and live in Glasgow, Scotland. I‘m the mum to 2 amazing boys - Danny who is 22 and studying accounting and Connor who is 17 and in his final year at high school. I’ve worked as a manager for McDonald‘s for 27 years. I have degrees in Social Policy and Politics and diplomas in Criminology and Social Care. I’m a huge fan of Glasgow Celtic Football Club. Musically i‘m a huge fan of Matt Cardle and also Black Veil Brides. I suffer badly from depression and anxiety. Reading is my lifeline as it allows me an escape from my demons and there’s nothing better then getting lost in a good book.
Hi, I’m Laura and I love to read and review books. Ever since I learned how to read I have found that books take me on a journey that is filled with excitement and wonder. There is nothing like reading and using my imagination to take myself to another worlds and also meet new and intriguing characters. I enjoy sharing my feelings about the stories that I read through my reviews. Nothing is better than sitting down for the afternoon with a book and eating chocolate. I read a wide variety of different genres and I am always ready to start a new story. When not reading I love to bake and I also have birds that I care for. They are wonderful to listen to when they chirp and sing. I also enjoy online gaming. I live in California and enjoy that there is so many different and fun places to visit in the state. A couple of my favorite places to visit is San Francisco and Disneyland.
Joined IBBB - April 2017 Happily Married for 37 years to my high school sweetheart and best friend. God has Blessed me with a wonderful family and a fantastic life. 🙂 I have 4 beautiful daughters and 12 grandchildren so far, as well as 5 canine children that have won my heart and thankfully allow my husband and I to live with them 🙂 My passions in life are my family, my faith, READING, and The Green Bay Packers...I love reality tv in just about any form and am also pretty partial to old John Wayne movies and I also love a good chick flick. I firmly believe that nothing in this life should be taken for granted, and Im 100% convinced that My Husband, family, friends and my Packers are all gifts from God and that everything beautiful about me is living and breathing walking around this earth calling me Honey, Mom and Geema!
My name is Tausha Treadway married to Todd for 22 years. Have twin boys, Tyler 20 and Tanner in Heaven. I love to read all kinds of books my favorites being mystery, crime, thrillers and romance. I also love God, the lake and flip flops! !
So heres a little about me. Im 33 years old, married with a little boy whos 3. Im currently a full time mum while studying to become a teaching assistant. I love to read and i will read anything. Im always looking for something new.
Hi from Down Under! My name is Angela Hayes and I live in Queensland, Australia. I am a mum to 3 adult children (20, 24 & 27)- and have a gorgeous 3 year-old grandson; as well as fostering many children over the years. I work with youth in crisis and am passionate about children/young people having a safe and loving environment in which they can thrive. I love animals and have 4 spoilt cats, and also volunteer as a wildlife rescuer/carer. My hobbies include reading, hiking, baking, and arts and crafts. I love music, shopping, social BBQ’s, lunches with my friends, and family gatherings. I’ve had a lifelong love of books and am an avid reader- I would rather read than watch TV. I devour between 30 and 50+ books a month, depending on time- and love finding new authors to add to my library. I don’t stick to any particular genre, I will read anything and everything- but I particularly love thrillers, suspense, mystery, true crime, romance, fantasy and paranormal.
Wishing you all the best! I hope you have a great day!
I am a full time employee and full time mom to one biological son and am a guardian to two teenagers with my husband. I love romance, mystery, and the supernatural. My days are busy, but books are my get away from the day to day grind.
I am a mother and a serial reader lol. I love learning about different cultures and sharing that with my kids. Reading has saved me so many times that I just want to return the favor. I love books that I can relate to and that have HOT bad boys lol. Life as a single mother is a struggle and always challenging but I push through and count it as a blessing.
Hi there! My name is Kaitlynn Taylor, I’m a stay at home mom whose married to her best friend. My days are spent raising my favourite little humans and when I finally have a chance to relax by myself I can be found reading a good book.
Hello my name is Stephanie, Im a wife of 7 years ,mother to two teenage daughters and a full time worker. i live a busy life but would not change it for the life of me In my spare time i love to read its my escape from this crazy life 🙂
Hi! I‘m Rosanna. I am a married mother of two teenagers (yikes) and a teacher. I have been reading for as long as I can remember. I would go to the bookstore with my grandmother when I was younger to get the latest VC Andrews book that came out and have had a book in my hand ever since. Reading is what relaxes me after a long day in the classroom or a long day of putting up with teenage attitudes (whether it’s at home or in the classroom).
Hello my name Amanda and I am 30 years old. I am a mother of 3 children and happily married to my husband for 7 years. I am a stay at home mom currently while my husband is a soldier in the US Army. We are both apart of an organization that help out our Veterans. And I spend my time being a Girl Scout Leader to my daughters troop when I am not reading or doing to hundred other things required of a mom lol! I always either have my kindle or a book in my bag no matter where I am going as you never know when you will get a chance to read. Reading is my personal escape when I just need a break.
Anantha Rusum is an ex-IT Professional. Reading and Writing are her passion. She reads books of different genres, but fantasy, humor and historic fiction are her favorites. She writes short stories, book reviews, movie reviews, small stories for children and play scripts for the theater. She regularly conducts storytelling workshops for children.
My name is Jenny and I live in England. I’m a Registered Nurse with a BSc (Hons) in Adult Nursing, and I specialised in diabetes care. Since being diagnosed with chronic autoimmune diseases, I’ve been unable to work and so have completed multiple online courses in history and English literature. My particular interests are medieval and Tudor history, along with Shakespeare and Jane Austen. I also have more time to indulge in my love of books, I am an avid reader of any genres and love to escape in a good book, especially one that you can’t put down!
I love books, coffee, florals, and the slightly maudlin. I cherish words in whatever form they take, and this is my lifelong love affair. I love travelling, photography, and playing the piano. My favourite genre is historical fiction, which is probably related to my uni major.
Hey there i am piper i am an avid reader and enjoy mostly fantasy, dark fantasy and romance and sci fiction books as well as a newly found interest in history with twist books. Two of my favourite authors are Robin hobb and Philip pullman.
My name is Faith. I’m 32 years old. I have 2 boys. I work full time as a PCT at a local hospital. I have always loved to read anything since a young age. I enjoy reading to my children and learning new things.
I live in Iowa, as a single mom with 2 boys. Ages are 8 and 3, they are my world. When I don‘t have my boys I read, and even when I do sometimes! I work in the hospitality industry for over 40 hours a week, but reading helps me maintain my sanity. I have a cat named Duchess (from the Disney animated film Aristocats), however she is the complete opposite of the character. I think I’m hysterical and laugh at my own jokes, I snort when I laugh and I really enjoy amazing people!
My name is Rachel. I have been married to my husband for 2 years now, and I have one 9 year old son. I am 24, soon to be 25 and reading is one of my major hobbies! Along with reading I love watching movies. Book to movie comparisons is a huge hobby of mine! I’m a need in just about every way possibly, so if there is a nerdy reference anywhere, I will most likely understand it! I have 1 dog and 2 cats, so yes, I am an animal lover!
Hi! Name is Raylene! I‘m 33, happily married with 3 kids and I live in West Virginia. Bachelor’s in Criminal Justice with a concentration in Law Enforcement. Love my job but reading is my passion. Fishing, hunting, camping is some of the things I enjoy besides my family.
My name is Juls, I am an avid reader from (not so) sunny Scotland. I work full time in education and also help teach a musical theatre class in my spare time. When I’m not doing that you will find me with my head stuck in my kindle or travelling to various places all over the world, I love to visit new places and my kindle always come along. My favourite genres are romance, suspense and fantasy however I appreciate all styles.
I’m Betsy Melano a divorced mom of 2 great kids, Ellie & Ben. I work full time as an accountant for a wholesale food distributor in the Midwest. Reading has been a part of my life since an early age - there’s a funny story about me refusing to take baths as a toddler and how my Dad tricked me into taking one by reading to me. Other than reading I enjoy spending time with my kids, getting out and going for walks, needle crafts, and cooking.
Hi, my name is Kari. I am a wife and mother of three amazing daughters. I am originally from a small town in Illinois, but currently live near Ogden, Utah. I work full time in the retirement planning and administration industry. I enjoy reading, watching movies, driving my motorcycle, and going on RZR rides with my family. I’m glad to be part of the IBBB team!
Hello, my name is Roxsanne and I am a book lover, I have been since a very young age and have never lost my love of literature and reading. I will pretty much read anything, especially horror and thrillers, but romance is not my favourite. I have a to read pile which is enormous, but I am getting through it and am loving every second. I tend to have a couple of books on the go at any one time and am always looking for recommendations. I find that I have more of a need of reading than ever before because I have been diagnosed with multiple chronic illnesses and find that I have had to reduce my more active hobbies and instead replace them with more creative ventures, this means that I also have to take breaks whenever I am doing something and what better way than doing it with a book! I look forward to being a reviewer as I love to recommend books to others and increase their to read piles as well!
Hello, my name is Kimberly Griffiths, I am married for 12 years. seven kids between us, 11 grandbabies.
I am a retired Pharmacy Technician, we are new empty nesters and we run our own business. I Love to read, sew and crochet. We have 4 dogs, two dachshunds and two chihuahuas. who are very spoiled. I started with IBBB earlier this year. I enjoy it very much.
I am April, from West Virginia. My husband, Bill and I have been married for 17 years and we have an amazing 13 year old daughter who is the light of our life. I have full time job that I love and I also work for a direct selling company that I’m passionate about, because I love their product and the extra money it gives me to have some girl time fun. My family likes to venture to new places and see new things and we try to do that as often as possible. I absolutely love going to Author/Reader Events. (I had 3 events scheduled to go to in 2020 but unfortunately they have all had to be postponed until 202.) I love to be on the go, it fills my soul. So if I’m not using my free time hanging with my reader friends at events, venturing to a new place with my family, or reading a good book, I actively volunteer with my daughters extra curricular sports and activities, including her Girl Scouts troop and the GS County Service Unit.
I am a full time Pharmacy Technician at a retail Pharmacy in Muncie, IN. I have 2 kids a 19 yr old son ans a 13 yr old daughter. I have been single for the last 7 years and find that reading is my escape from life. I started reading at the age of 4 and haven’t stopped in 42 years. I love to read, travel and spend time with my aging parents and my children.
Ashley is a mom of 4, keen on cultivating a love of reading and learning in her children. She is also a secret book hoarder and has well over a thousand books in her home library. When she’s not wrangling her rugrats she can be found with a craft or two, or ten, spread out before her; or outdoors soaking in the glory of creation.
My name is Sara and I am a wife and a fur mama of four. Most people can find me either taking long walks in nature, using Pinterest for inspiration for my next DIY project or seeing my nose stuck in a book, or several. Reading is more than just a hobby to me. Reading is my outlet, my safe haven and a place where I can escape. It is a place of discovery, adventure and for creative people to find other creative people.
Hi I’m Laura-Jane I have been with my partner for almost 12 years, have 1 Son who is 12 and have 2 fur babies, (my beagle bums) . I live in the UK near London. Reading is my favourite thing to do, I love how it lets me escape from the real world. Harry Potter and Jacqueline Wilson books are what got me hooked from a young age.
As a book collector and avid reader, I am excited to be part of the Itsy Bitsy Book Bits team. Reading is more than a hobby to me as I have carried at least one book with me at all times since a young child. Books allow us to escape any situation, have instant companions, and connect with different versions of ourselves. As a long-term literacy educator and a Mom, I have enjoyed helping children develop a love of reading as well. -- "The wound is the place the Light enters you."~Rumi
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Joined IBBB - September 2020
My name is Kathy Terranova. I am 49 years old and reside in North East Georgia. I am self employed and trying to build my small business. I enjoy motorcycle riding through the mountains during my time off and finding new roads and adventures. I’m reading every time I sit down and listen to books daily as I work. I can never stop learning.
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Joined IBBB - September 2020
I am a 26 year old child that loves all things book related, in fact my house is slowly being over-run by my ever growing book collection which my husband swears wasn‘t part of the deal when he married me. In my spare time, if I’m not reading the I‘ll be writing, knitting, crocheting or writing songs with my beardy. Can’t wait to get started and spreading the love of books.
Hi, I’m Samantha. I live in the UK and I work full-time as a nursery nurse. I have a doggy called Missy, Black Labrador, she‘s 5 and I am obsessed with her. I do a lot of reading in my spare time, and when I’m not doing that I am writing. Well, I say writing more like editing, rewriting, writing. I am working on becoming a published author. So I am very limited to me time but when I’m not doing either of those things I like to colour. I can read between 1-2 books a week depending on how busy my work week is, my favourite genre is definitely romance. Nothing better than just lying in bed with a decent romance book.
Jenique Bornman discovered her love for books when her grade four English teacher gave them Roald Dahl’s books to read for fun. She then went on developing her love for books by helping other authors spread their talents.
Born in a small town in Limpopo South Africa, she grew up with the African bush as her backyard. She married her high school sweetheart and has one amazing son, who believes his mom tells the best bedtime stories. She’s mostly known by her family and friends as the one with her nose stuck in a book and a unwavering believe that people need to read more.
Hi I’m Kelly I’ve loved reading for as long as I can remember. When I’m not reading you’ll find me being a mum to my three daughters or being a homebirth midwife. I collect wax melts and candles as well as books. I also collect tattoos and I have several book themed tattoos.
Hey there! I am a happily married mother to 3 wonderful children; 2 boys and 1 girl. I live in Hamilton,Ontario. In my very sparce free time I like to relax with a hot beverage and a great book, when I’m not baking or making crafts! I enjoy a wide array of genres and am always open to suggestions. I make it a priority to read every day, and encourage my family to do the same.
My name is Ashley Bourgeois, and I am a New Yorker recently transplanted to Maryland. I have loved books for as long as I can remember - all genres and lengths, all age categories - they all did their part to transport me to worlds I could never have dreamed of. When not devouring literature, I am a veterinary anesthetist by day, an avid lover of music, movies, and board games, or weaving a tale of my own in the world of dungeons and dragons. Currently, I am enjoying actually having time to enjoy reading again with my fiancee , our daughter, our 4 cats, and a hedgehog.
My name is Carla Clemmons! I have four almost grown girls. They are 19, 18, 17 and 16. We also have 3 dogs and 3 cats. I currently work from home for a credit union. I have been with them for almost 5 years!
I am Jess Engel. I was born and partly raised in Texas then Colorado. I grew up loving to read and excelled in school and athletics (as a volleyball player). I graduated with my bachelor’s degree in psychology and became a social worker—my next passion in life. I have been working in the foster care and adoption system at Hope & Home, a Christian non-profit, for 10 years. While working there I also completed a double master’s degree program and now have my master’s in social work (MSW) as well as my master’s in business administration (MBA). I love adventuring, traveling, and doing almost anything outdoors. Lastly, I love my friends and family more than anything.
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Joined IBBB - November 2020
I have been an avid reader since childhood when Sweet Valley High was my obsession and my love of books has only grown over the years. I am in my 40‘s, married with 2 boys, 5 cats and live in the UK. My favourite genre is romance but I can occasionally be tempted into other’s. I am never without my kindle and will always pick a book over watching TV.
My name is Stephanie Chapman an I am excited to be able to work with you in reviewing books for authors. It is my firm belief that everyone should be able to read and enrich their lives with what they can learn from books. Growing up I could often be found reading a book instead of watching television (the internet didn’t exist when I was a child).
My name is Kayla Octaviano. I am a full time student at San Diego Mesa College as a Biology major. My goal is to go to medical school. I live with my girlfriend and two dogs. I work at the San Diego International Airport. I have loved reading since I was a child and am very excited to be a part of a group of people who love reading as well.
Hi everyone, I‘m Hayley. I’m 26, from the UK. I’m an avid reader and enjoy romance, murder mysteries, thrillers and true crime. I work for the NHS as a Community Nurse so I love to use books as a way of escaping my very busy life and I would spend every second of everyday reading if I could!
Hi, I‘m Heidi. I live in Michigan with my husband of 20 years and we have 5 kids ranging in age from 27 down to 7. We have two dogs, Luke (chihuahua) who will be 16 in April and Todd (Chipoo) who is 8 months. We are die hard Detroit Lions fans. I’m an accountant by day and a reader of books by night. I enjoy hanging out with my family, doing research on just about anything, and trying out new recipes.
Hello! My name is Samantha Snow! I am married to a wonderful husband. A girl mom to three beauties and fur mom to four kitties. I own my own business and am part of the networking community. I am slightly obsessed with and love fat burning coffee, that is why I sale it! I am a memory maker, amateur photographer, who loves to craft on a budget, cook for my family, and read. I am a constant learner who loves to laugh and soak up weird crazy facts. I am an avid reader. In all of my spare time you will find me with my nose in a book. If I don‘t have spare time, I find it, especially if I’m caught up in a great novel. I believe in nourishing your soul. I also think life is simple, why complicate it??
My name is Christine J. Spulak, but I generally go by Chrissy. I live in Norfolk, NE and work as a Custodian at the local community college. I was once a high school English teacher, and although I loved the students and subject, I decided that the public school setting just wasn‘t for me. In the span of two years, after I stepped out of the teaching field, I healed my mental health, found my husband, and became pregnant with my first child, Raegan. The change in career is surprising to some, but I will never regret the changes I made because they led me to happiness. I love to read, work on writing projects, and busy myself with arts and crafts. If I’m not at work, you can find me doing one of those things with my daughter somewhere close.
My name is Heather, I am 26 years old and live in Canada! I have been reading consistently and loving it for the past 15 or so years. I am currently in school to become a library technician. I am so excited to become part of this team I have wanted to review books for a while now and just didn’t know how to go about it. So lucky I found this group!
Hello friends, I‘m Erica. I am a lifelong lover of books and read voraciously. I prefer fiction (so that I can visit new worlds), in particular literature, mystery, thriller, YA and fantasy books. I am a certified coach from Erickson College, hold a Bachelor’s degree in English, as well as an Associate of Arts degree. I have two teenagers, a lovely fiancee, and one ex-grouchy cat who is now enjoying the good life in retirement. When not reading, I’m currently supporting my ADHD son to distance learn, and forever cleaning my kitchen.
My name is Emma Clawson. I started reading at a very young age and by the time I was in 4th grade, I was already reading college bound books. I‘m a dog mom to a wonderful dog named Xena. I love reading outdoors and with her (yes I read to her). I’m an aunt to five crazy boys who love their Auntie Em.
My name is Micalah and I’ve been a book lover since I could read. I’m asking walking around with a book in my hand trying to get in as many pages as possible in whatever minute/minutes to spare. I also love to diamond paint, cross stitch, and crochet in my free time. I am a stay at home mom of 3 wild boys, 2 dogs, cats, chickens, and a bearded dragon.
My name is Krista Vaughan and I live in the beautiful Annapolis Valley on Nova Scotia, Canada! I am an avid and thirsty reader who loves to read all different styles and genres! I also love to cook, bake and hang out with my other half and my 2 dogs in our backyard!
My name is Rebecca. I am madly in love with my husband, and I am a mom of 5 (from age 25 to age 6) and Mimi to one grandson, age 5. I currently stay home with our 6 year old and with our grandson. I am active in our church and helping out any way I can.
My name is Desiree Ottinger. I am an active duty military spouse and mother to 7 children. I currently homeschool 6 of my 7, as my oldest just graduated with a second hot on his heels! I have loved reading since middle school and continue to find new authors that still bring me joy in reading. I pray the day never comes when I can’t find one! I also enjoy my part-time job at a DIY studio making glitter tumblers, humorous signs, and candles!
I am a mother of 2 older boys and my husband and I are about to start our first business. I am avid reader and usually read at least 2 to 3 books a week, just all depends on the time I have and how involved I am into a book or series. I love animals and I collect any smell good products (candles, wax melts, incense).
I am a college student who loves to read, enjoys coffee, and rainy weather. I grew up in the south and grew to love books as a child. That love hasn’t faded as I’ve gotten older and enjoy reading about and learning new things.
My name is Tracy and I live in Odessa,TX. I have two brothers and eight nieces and nephews. My husband and I have three furbabies and are about to welcome a fourth. My husband has two children from a previous relationship. We have two grandchildren and a new one coming soon. We are very excited.
I got my passion for reading from my daddy. You could always catch him reading his westerns. Since I can remember I’ve always loved reading
Avid reader, concert goer, and adrenaline junkie. Juris Doctor holder. I love being adventurous and having fun. Though I use a wheelchair to get around, I live life to the fullest and do whatever I want. Naturally an introvert but like to say "I‘m the most extroverted introvert you’ll ever know." INTP personality for those Myers-Briggs lovers out there.
My name is Terri Jo McAllister. I am a 7th grade science teacher in mid-Missouri. I live with my husband, Bruce, and we have a dog, 2 cats, 2 fainting goats, and 3 horses. I also have 1 bearded dragon, a rabbit, and 2 parakeets that are my school pets. We have a son and a daughter, who are both married, and a 7 yo granddaughter, who we have over as much as possible. I have been reading PNR books for some time, but am just now getting into the book reviewing. I enjoy sharing and seeing how others react to the books I read.
My name is Alexia Scallan and I am a small town girl from the South. I love books, my family, and my dog Lulu. My favorite books are Me Before You, A Court of Thornes and Roses, and The Bargainer series.
My name is Cora and I am a mother of a beautiful young girl who enjoys reading as much as I do. I have always had a passion for books and reading from a young age. My love of reading lead me to my Bachelor’s degree in English Literature. I have now been a graduate for over 8 years and still enjoy reading daily. This is something I schedule for myself daily. I love exploring new authors and recently new genres of books. I am leading my example always having a book in hand to show my daughter how magical the world of reading can be at any age.
My name is Jaclyn, I’m a 27 year old stay at home Mom to two little dudes. When I have free time chances are my nose is in a book or my hands are covered in paint. I fell in love with stories when I was small, and that love has grown with me over the years. Art is magic to me, and the art of storytelling is my favorite. (:
My name is Amanda and I am a mother to three crazy kiddos. I enjoy life teaching Kindergarten in a small town in Wisconsin, spending time with my friends and family as well as baking, traveling, and of course READING!
My name is Crystal, I am a full time student at Unity College in their long distance online program. I work at a discount store at Ollies which I enjoy doing. I‘m a huge bookworm. Reading is my favorite pastime. I read everything except Christian books. There’s only a handful of authors that I read from that genre and I don‘t plan on expanding it. I’m a mom of 2. I have a few other hobbies, I like loom knitting, writing, and singing.
Hi lovelies I‘m Jules, a crazy Aussie stay at home/homeschool mum to 3 kiddos with querks...i am a total Book-a-holic and just have to read everyday even if it’s just for a little while. I also love penpalling and getting crafty but reading is my true passion.
Hi, my name is Lisa and I am happily married to an amazing man and have two beautiful grown up daughters. I work in the financial planning industry and teach Tai Chi. Lucky to live in Australia, I began my love of books and reading at a very early age. I love reading both fiction and non fiction and find I am drawn to mystery or crime the most. Although I must admit recently I have been enjoying sci fi.
Hi, I‘m Rosemary! I’m a mom to three children, two dogs and a cat. I am from New Jersey but currently living in Alberta Canada. I am a self proclaimed hopeless romantic which is probably why I agreed to marry my husband after 5 days! We are married nearly 20 years now and he fully supports my reading addiction. In addition to the modern romantic comedy and erotic books, I also love historical romance. If I could exist in any time period from my favorite books it would be the British aristocracy in the early 1800s. Or perhaps one of the many ladies who fall in love and live happily ever after with my billionaire love. Aside from reading I love to crochet and sew but not very well.
My name is Erin Clemence and I live in Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada. I work as an educational assistant, helping children with special needs in a classroom setting. I have been reading for as long as I can remember, in fact, I can‘t even remember where my love of reading started, I have been doing it for so long! I have been reviewing books for over five years on various platforms, and love to connect with readers, reviewers and authors! When I’m not reading, I enjoy working out and watching television shows about serial killers.
My name is Stacey Keeney and I am from Detroit, Mi currently living in Austin, TX. I work as a supervisor for a call center selling insurance. I love reading and music. Those 2 things keep me going. I love sharing great books with other avid readers. Can’t wait to get started.
Opal "Nelly" Nelson is an avid reader and lover of rainy days. I started reading books at the age of 12, Mills&Boons, and Harlequins were my publishers of choice. What started as a means of alleviating boredom blossomed into a genuine love and appreciation of books. I enjoy traveling through books and seeing the world through the imagination of authors. It‘s been quite an adventure thus far and I’m looking forward to many more literary journeys.
I am a 32 year old mom of 1, married for almost 13 years to my husband Adam. I have been a cake decorator for 11 years. I love to read, write, draw and paint. I also love everything and anything Disney of Harry Potter.
I am married with 4 kids, 2 grandkids and 3 fur babies. Reading is my obsession! It is my escape into a world someone has created and I get to experience! I love finding new friends in the books I read!
My name is Angela. I am 29 years old. I have a 9 year old daughter with my exhusband. I got remarried a year ago. My favorite hobby’s are to read, write poetry, hike, play tennis, and learning how to crochet. At the moment I am currently unemployed pending disability for physical and mental health reasons.
Hi! I‘m Sarah, an over enthusiast of books, games, and crafts. I tend to throw myself into every possible thing I can get my hands on so end up doing far too much at times but it always works out in the end! I’ve always loved reading, in fact I love it so much I am now working in a library and studying for a Masters in Library Sciences.
Hi, my name is Lauren Schnoebelen and I’m originally from Chicago. I’ve moved across the Midwest over the past several years and have brought my library with me every step of the way. I am an environmental sustainability planner in Lansing, Mi and spend the majority of my free time reading. Being a mood reader, my tastes are all over the place. I lean heavily towards fantasy and science fiction but I also enjoy paranormal romance, contemporary romance, literary fiction, dystopian, and a wide variety of nonfiction. I read physics book, ebooks, audiobook, manga, and graphic novels. Having the variety always helps to keep me intrigued and ready to pick up my next book.
Hello! My name is Jerricka. I love reading. I have always been a very passionate reader. From a very young age to now, reading has gotten me through so many tough times. I currently reside in North Carolina. I am engaged to my best friend. I have 3 wonderful dogs. I enjoy historical fiction, young adult, and some non-fiction. If a book has a good plot, I will read it.
My name is Angela. I enjoy reading, crafting, family time, and a good soak in the bathtub. I don‘t remember ever not reading or enjoying reading and have passed that love on to my kids. I was a single mom and once a year I would take my 3 kids to the biggest bookstore in Portland, OR. Powell’s bookstore, the City of books. They would each get a budget and...2 of my kids would compete to see who could get the most books. I enjoy all kinds of crafts from quilting to crochet to kids crafts with my 5 year old. I am disabled and am excited about this opportunity to be involved with something I love.
I am Charlene, I have 2 amazing children who are TinySuperHeros. I love to work with animals and I am a student. I have a service animal and I read for the fun of it. I feel as though reading is an escape from your own world and set of issues, into another life.
I am a book dragon and history nerd. I love reading about history. I enjoy historical fiction, nonfiction, YA mysteries, etc. I have worked in educational publishing for over 15 years and enjoy the work I do as a project manager.
I live in Thunder Bay, Ontario Canada. I have 3 school aged kids, I love to read and since the pandemic I have been able to catch up on reading. I work in a retail environment, full time. I enjoy reading, cooking, baking, walks outside in the summer, I love when there is fresh snow on the ground and the trees so beautiful, but I hate the cold and wind chill!!
Hi there! I’m 33, a Michigan transplant living in the south, and a mom to a kindergartener! I love to read and usually prefer books or comics over movies. When I’m not reading, I’m studying hard to get my degree, playing with my kiddo, or lounging around with my pups.
Hi, my name is Rayne. I am a Primary school teacher and I live in Girraween, NT Australia. I am happily married and a mum to 3 boys (17, 11 & 8) a cat and a dog. I absolutely love to read and enjoy the journey a good book takes me on. I have a very diverse reading repertoire and love discovering new authors and genres. Besides my family, I absolutely love my kindle, coffee, books, camping, gardening and chocolate.
Hi I’m Nikita! I am currently a nanny and hopefully will be teaching in the upcoming year. I have two golden retriever puppies who keep me active. I love reading especially fantasy books and anything about ghosts!
Hi there! My name is lorrene 🙂 I have been a book worm as far as I can remember. I am a modern day belle from beauty and the beast. My favorite author will always be jane Austen. I majored in literary fiction as my love for her work. I live with the love of my life and our pet rabbit named Thumper. We are currently expecting twins and I love just reading and going on a new adventure every time!
My name is Ashleyann Sanabria. I work in construction as a Project Manager. On my free time, I have a wide variety of hobbies that range from martial arts to music, but reading has always been my favorite. Most days you can find me curled up with a good book, and my dog on my lap. Those are the best days 🙂
Hello. My name is Jaimie. I’m a stay at home mom of two, who runs a small rural farm. We have a LOT of animals: sheep, pigs, horses, chickens, rabbits, cats, and a dog. We plan on getting goats, turkeys, and another dog in the years to come. I also almost always have baby rabbits and/or chickens being raised as well (minus during winter). I love reading all types of books, but I also like to paint, draw, hike and garden
My name is Hannah, although I go by Jo. I’m queer, I have loved to read and write since I was a kid. I’m currently going back to school for radiology technology and wanted to do something that I think is fun.
Hey! I‘m Krystan! I’m a Stay at home mom for two amazing little toddlers. I‘m 28 and living in Wisconsin, land of the cheese. Lol. I’ve been reading off and on since right after high school but at the end of last year I‘ve been doing it nonstop and even started my own Bookstagram! I’m super excited to start working with this amazing group and expand my genres and authors!
Hey, my name is Pauline. My mom got me hooked on reading with Gordon Korman when I was little and I‘m still a proud addict. I never go anywhere without a book just in case I get time to read. Usually I stick to romances because I like the happily ever after but I like to branch out and try different genres too. I’m a proud border collie mom, my girl Pixie gets into lots of mischief and is super sassy. In my downtime I love to bake, read, farm and go scuba diving.
I am Sophie! I am 22 and I currently work at a nursing home and LOVE talking about books with my cute little ladies! My brother is my favorite person in the world second to my dog. I spend all of my free time reading - I love the escapism.
I am a 49 years young who lives in rural Saskatchewan, Canada. I have always loved reading, and have my dream job! I am a Librarian in a PreK to Grade 12 School as well as computer support for the school. These are two of my many passions. I am a recent empty nester, and I can only say it has been interesting. My pets are still keeping me busy! I also love to craft, and my favourite is with needle and thread.
The printed, or written word has always held my heart. I love historical fiction, but can not say I have one favourite author or genre. I prefer to hold the book in my hands, but am getting better at reading on a device. I have created a whole new library! I am NEVER without a book, just in case I get a few minutes to read. You never know……
I love finding new authors, and spend my days reading from a Pre K level to my own adult level. I have also found teaching children and adults how to read extremely rewarding. When I have the opportunity, and look forward to it again after COVID, I also enjoy reading out loud to seniors or people who are unable to enjoy a book.
Hi! I’m Shelly. I am wife to a wonderful guy, mother of 2, and grandmother of 5. I live in the beautiful state of Colorado. I have been an avid reader since I was tiny. The first authors I started with were Dean Koontz and Stephen King. I have since become a reader of everything.
My name is Jessica Phillips and I am a mother of 6 teenage boys and a wife to my husband for 19 years (20 in December). I have been at my current full time job as a Tier 3 support specialist for a technology company for a little over 5 years. I am also taking classes for software development and coding so that I can continue to advance my career in the technology field.
In my down time I love to read. My best year was back in 2009 at 282 books. My goal is to one day beat that number.
Hi, my name is Pippa Woods. I have been an avid book reader/lover for 43 years. (yes, I think I came out of the womb reading! Emoji) I graduated with a degree in English and History from UMass Lowell and I‘m a certified Copy Editor. I’ve been married 22 years to my best friend Steve and I’m a hopeless romantic! I love the author and book community and have made so many wonderful friends and been on so many amazing adventures (in my head and in-person). Outside of reading, I love sparkly things, going to the beach, spending time with family and friends, and cooking shows...Great British Bake Show is my all-time fav!
Hi, my name is Kimberly. I’m an avid reader, and love books. I enjoy finding new authors and introducing them to my friends and family. I also love it when they help me new series as well. I work a full time job, so I love being able to unwind and fall into a good book.
I am a mom of two grown children. I have one grandchild which is the light in my life. My life has been at home during this last year and a bit. So I get to spend a lot of time listening to audio books and doing 5d painting. Currently working on a huge one for our bedroom once it is renovated. My fiancée and I are looking forward traveling to see family once all is clear to do so.
Hi, my name is Jamie Zabolotney. I am a working mom of 3 amazing teenagers, only one of which was blessed with my passion for reading. I live on a cattle ranch in southern Alberta with my kids and my husband of 20 years. I first discovered my love of reading at the age of 9 when I was introduced to Terry Brooks. I never looked back. Without books, the world has no meaning!
Hello friends, my name is Hansini! I have been reading and writing practically my entire life- a practice that I owe to the amazing librarians at school and my local library who have introduced me to so many genres and varieties of books that ten-year-old me had never dreamed of. When my nose isn’t in a book or clicking away at my keyboard, I love to draw and sketch which has translated into a passion for animated movies and shows.
Hello, I am Stephanie Driskill. I LOVE to read! I never leave home without a book to read. I was the kid in school who always got in trouble for reading and several times my mother had to go to the school to pick up stacks of books that had been taken from me. I raised 4 children (stay-at-home mom) and now am a domestic goddess and business partner to a wonderful man whom I have been married to for 17 years. He drives the truck and I do the paperwork. I love to read!
Hi. I’m married and have two daughters, one in feline form. I’m currently a stay-at-home mom due to COVID childcare issues. I’m thoroughly enjoying my two-year-old’s antics, and it’s been a learning experience for us both. I previously worked in the healthcare industry as a biller and coder(not computer coding, totally different.) My hobbies I’m rediscovering lately are reading and cross-stitching. I’m also learning more about cooking (eating at home is much cheaper)
My name is Emily, I love to read; it’s been a long time passion of mine. I am a wife and mother. I work in customer service and enjoy my job! I would like to call myself carefree, I try to enjoy everything life has to offer and more! Reading is my favorite hobby, pass time and activity whether I’m at home, riding in the car, or at the beach!
Hi! My name is Kayla. I‘m a 38 year old mom of three from Illinois. I hold a Master’s Degree in Business Administration and work as a licensed insurance agent at a local agency. I am an avid reader and enjoy psychological thrillers, horrors, history, and ghost stories. In my spare time, I enjoy working on our farm where we are raising goats and chickens and planting a large garden. My children and I love to hike, take walks, watch movies, cook together, and play board games.
Hi! I’m Elizabeth Rosenberg. I’m from Oklahoma and I’m 30 years old. I have been an avid reader since I was young. I will read almost everything but particularly like young adult, fantasy, and mystery. I am not married nor do I have any kids yet but have several fur babies.
I work as a special education teacher at an elementary school (although I’ve been informed that I will be at the middle school next year). I’m also in graduate school pursuing my masters in library media. I hope to take over our elementary library when the current librarian retires.
For a couple of my librarian classes, we have had to read and review books and I had fun doing that, so I thought this could be something fun for me to do again.
I live in NW Missouri with my husband of 29 years and our two boys (ages 24 & 17). I am a full time Financial Advisor by day and enjoy reading, card making, crafts, crocheting and traveling in my free time.
My name is Lydia Pelton. I am a SAHM taking care of my sweet three year old little girl. I am taking college classes online in English to one day become a book editor. I love anything and everything to do with reading and books. I enjoy becoming apart of an authors world and imagination. I love getting lost in the worlds they have created.
Hi! I’m Amelia! I watch kids from home and have a soon to be 9 month old baby boy named Beckett. I love to spend time with my little family and create memories. When I’m not doing that, I am reading, looking at books, or talking about books.
My name is Kristy and I am from Calgary, Alberta in Canada. I was obsessed with books from a young age and all throughout school. After a hiatus from personal reading during university, I have been back full force the past couple years. My favorite genres are psychological thrillers and mystery novels, but I also enjoy dystopian, mythology, and some fantasy. I have a BA in Psychology and am a small business owner as well. When I’m not reading I spend most of my free time training and hanging out with my dogs.
Hello, my name is Stephanie Dorcas. I am a 41 yr old personal support worker in a special care home in New Brunswick, Canada. I have been with my partner for 23 yrs and I have a 16 yr old son who has Autism. I have a little dog named Zero and a cat named Josie. I have loved books my whole life
Hi! I‘m Bethany Rollins, 41 and live in North Carolina with my husband, 3 kids and 2 dogs. I like to run, read, cook(and eat!), and enjoy spending days with my family. I work as a part time accounting assistant for my BFF’s business. I met my husband through my post college roommate only because she said "I grew up with this guy you’d be perfect for!" and we eventually met during one of our house parties. And yes, she was right, and now almost 15 years later, he still puts up with me. Our kids are 11, almost 6, and 7, two girls and a boy. My oldest is my forever favorite birthday gift as she was born 2 days before my birthday! These are my absolute favorite humans to be around.
I was born in small town Pennsylvania but when I was 9, we relocated to NC, near a major military base where I had my first experience with culture shock. I actually enjoyed my new world eventually and thankful we didn’t stay in a small town like I was born. I went to college for Criminal Justice but my path took me to a stay at home mom life until recently. I love true crime podcasts and documentaries. My 11 year old is a mini murderino in the making.
I have 2 sisters and we all live within 90 minutes of each other. My dad is still kicking it about an hour away from me. My mom past away 13 years ago from breast cancer. I have done walks, runs, and fundraisers for breast cancer research and advocate for women to stay current on their mammograms and to not take this issue lightly.
My name is Natasha but I go by Tasha. I have loved reading my whole life and love sharing books that I think other people will like. I am from New Jersey originally but moved to Pittsburgh and am loving every moment of it. I am a marketing manager at a small business and an avid sports watcher. On the weekends my favorite thing to do is take my dog for a walk in the park and find the perfect place to read or just sit on my patio with a glass of wine and a good book.
My name is Michelle. I currently reside in a small town in Delaware with my husband and two kids. My daughter just turned 9 years old and my son is 4 months old. I have spent the last 13 years in the Hospitality and Tourism Industry working in hotels and restaurants. I just made the decision during the past month to stay home with my kids for a while and try the stay at home mom thing. So far not proving to be very easy but it is very rewarding and I love every minute of it. I love to read to escape from reality and to stretch my brain in new ways. During my pregnancy last year I got into reading cozy mysteries and read over 40 in seven months. My hobbies include playing with my kids, reading and doing puzzles.
My name is Natasha. I am a wife of a railroader and mother of one (so far). I’ve been obsessed with reading for as long I can remember. Reading was always my escape from the real world when I needed it! So why not join a club for it?!?
I love the colour purple, thunderstorms and summer nights. I’m also obsessed with iced coffee and coffee tumblers- who doesn’t like coffee and a good book??
I’m Ashley, 36 year old female who has a passion for reading and volunteering as an Assistant Chief of a local ambulance corp. It may seem like I‘m constantly on my phone to others but I’m just lost in the current book I am read.
Hello!! My name is Paula Sayers. Reading is my passion. I have been married for 31 years and have 2 grown children and 2 grandchildren. We all live in Searcy, AR. I am a Financial Counselor for a Cardiology Clinic. I love me job because I am able to help our patients. I have a granddog and a grandcat.
Hi, my name is Darcy Valentine, I am now 23 years old. I grew up in a small town and I am going to college. One day I want to travel as much as possible and have a family of my own. I love books and I would love to expand and learn more.
Hello, I am 33 and a mother of 4. I work full time as a buyer for Lockheed Martin. My husband and I have been married for 2 years. I enjoy reading, swimming, hiking, and working jigsaw puzzles. My favorite book is Before We Were Yours by Lisa Wingate.
I‘m a momma to 2 crazy, fun, sweet 8-year-old son and 3-year-old daughter. I’m a wife to a handsome firefighter who is very dedicated to his family. I am a special education teacher that is absolutely in love with books. My only homework is to read! I believe all children should have a love for books. I enjoy spending my off time indulging in books that entrance me and I can not put them down. I am looking forward to all the wonderful reads!
Hello. My name is Santana. I am a 30 year old stay at home mother/homemaker. I am from New Brunswick, Canada. I have been reading since I was old enough to sound out the words. Is it my way to escape everyday life. The joy of emerging into a new world is breathtaking. I would love to find some hidden gems along the way and share my findings with other book readers!
I am a wife and a mum to 3 daughter’s, I currently run 2 home businesses and work in the family takeaway shop 1 -2 days a week. I love to read and garden, I enjoy filling up my bookshelves with all sorts of books and I love filling my property with all kinds of plants. I am looking forward to joining up and reading lots more.
Hi!! My name is Angie. I‘m 43, almost 44, and I live in Southern IL, closer to St. Louis, than Chicago. I have been married to my husband Troy for almost 24 years, we’ve been together 25 years. Our son, Tyler, just turned 23. He is our only child and our miracle baby. He was born with a congenital diaphragmatic hernia, meaning he had a hole in his diaphragm and his stomach contents pushed through the hole and prevented his lungs from growing properly. He had surgery to repair at 5 days old. He’s doing good now, though. In my free time I enjoy reading, walking, gardening, mostly flowers, and playing disc golf. We like to travel to different courses. Oh, the adventures we’ve been on. And I love Harry Potter!! I am a paraprofessional and I love my job. In the summer I also work at my local YMCA for summer camp. My husband and I are also coaches for the YMCA disc golf youth league!!
My name is Tara, and I was born and raised in Quesnel, BC, Canada. I called the City of Quesnel my home until I moved to Prince George, BC, Canada in the Fall of 2010 to pursue a Diploma in Criminology. I loved the City of Prince George so much that I chose to make it my permanent home. I keep myself busy through numerous activities and part-time employment. I work part-time as a Bartender and Merchandiser during concerts at the local arena. I also work as Safety Watch during shutdowns at the local mills. On occasion, I clean rental properties with a friend of mine. I love gardening, scrapbooking, knitting, canning, baking, and of course, reading. My favorite books are those about local history because I enjoy learning about how the pioneers lived. I also enjoy reading true crime books. When time permits, I read as many books as I can get my hands on. My biggest passion is my photography, which is something else I avidly pursue. I love writing and aspire to have my memoirs published in the near future. I have had a couple of photographs and two short stories that I wrote published in a magazine called Our Canada. I have also had a poem, a short story and several photographs published in the local newspaper.
Hi! My name is Sarah, and I am 33 years old and married with a beautiful 3-year-old daughter, a Shih Tzu, a cat, 2 bunnies and several chickens and quails. We live in beautiful Nova Scotia on the Atlantic Ocean in Canada!
I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember! The first books I remember reading as a child were Robert Munsch, Amelia Bedelia, The Babysitters Club (and little sister’s books), and The Hardy Boys. As a early teen I was the girl the librarian at school made an exception for and allowed to have extra books taken out because she knew I’d return them by the end of the weekend!
My favourite YA author is Sarah Dessen and my favourite thriller author is Jennifer Hillier!
My daughter is following right behind my footsteps in her love of books and loves both being read to and “reading” books to herself by pointing to words and looking at the pictures.
I am excited to join the IBBB reviewer team and share my love of books with others!
Hi! I’m Jade Thomson! I’m 28 (on the 21st). I’m a full time student, full time employee, and a full time mom to the best three year old- Layla and two fur babies: Tofu and Miso! I have recently rediscovered not only my love for reading but for what books do not only for us, but others. I want to spread my love and passion with others!
I work for the Girl Scouts of Kentucky Wilderness Road Council by day and a greeting card artist by night. And somewhere in between there I have time to read all the books my little heart desires. I have over 200 books on my 7 bookshelves in my house. Books are always a touché subject in our house because I have to have the physical book to add to my collection when I find one I love. Looking forward to this journey!!
Hi my name is Brittany. I have been an avid lover of all things fantasy my entire life. I work in the world of business and account management and am always finding ways to integrate imagination in all that we do. In my free time I enjoy live music and binge reading my latest obsession series or author.
Hi, my name is Melissa (most people call me Mel). I live in Ontario, Canada with my two young girls, my husband and our dog. We live in the country and enjoy the simple things in life like an afternoon of gardening followed by dinner on the deck and a campfire. I work a full-time corporate job in the Social & Community Services sector. In my spare time I love to read and enjoy anything from personal development, romance and mystery.
Hello. My name is Bernadine Rider, I’ll be 55 in July, and I’ve been married to the same wonderful man for 35 years. We have one adult son who was married last year, mid-pandemic, to a lovely woman who brought us two teenage grandchildren. I work full time for local government, and spend probably close to as much time weekly in my chaise with the cats, a cup of tea, and my Kindle. In my spare time, I enjoy painting, crafting, going to flea markets/yard sales, and listening to my husband and his band. And yes, my hair really is purple. Life is too short not to have fun, and purple makes me happy.
Well to start this short bio, I’m Michelle! Gemini mother of a 7 year old libra daughter and a tortishell cat named Squish. I live in a small town in upstate New York with my boyfriend of 10 years. I am currently level 30 of life almost 31. My all time favorite book is Ready Player One. Thank you for taking the time to read all of this and give me the opportunity!
Im Natasha. Single mom with 2 kids, a 16 year old boy and 9 year old girl. Besides chauffeuring them around to all their activities and working at a doggy daycare, my only hobby is reading. I’ve lived in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania most of my life and absolutely love it here.
I am a 32 year old self-employed Mother of one adorably smart, funny, interesting and smart 7 (almost to be 8) year old girl. She is part of my whole world. The other half of my world is my partner, who is an amazing provider, family man, and he‘s ultimately my best friend. He works for Corrections, and it makes me nervous everytime he has to go to work. This is where reading comes in very handy, it’s my sanctuary, my ability to put my mind at ease by reading about other worlds, lives, and places.
I run a home daycare, and am trying to manage that as well as helping my daughter do the remote learning thing, as all children in Ontario are doing so right now, due to the COVID-19 craziness. I love my life, our little slice of heaven in the Country, and our abundance of chickens, cats, parrot, and hedgehog. HAHA. When I‘m not reading, I’m playing with my daycare bonus kids, listening to music, sitting around the bonfire, or just spending time with Nick. All in all, my life is pretty amazing.
Hi my name is Nastalzia and I‘m 25. I’ve been reading my whole life and am trying to make more time for it because it‘s something I really enjoy and don’t allow myself the time to do I grew up in a really large dysfunctional family and reading has always been my escape. I am so excited to get started and share my reviews (:
Hello I am Dr. Anya Schultz. I am a 39 year old mom, wife, professor, and lover of books. I have two children(14 & 9). Being a professor of psychology allows me to be primarily a stay-at-home mom which I started 9 years ago when my daughter was born with Cystic Fibrosis. Being a stay-at-home mom os great but I can only cook and clean so much. To get away from reality I love to engage and daydream in a great book! I am one of those that always has a book with her and tries to squeeze in some reading whenever I can!
I have been reading since I can remember. I enjoy a variety of genres. I get lost in the emotion and feel of the words. I currently live in Detroit, MI, with my husband of nearly 27 years and fur baby, Peanut. My current position is in Workforce Development, building or enhancing skills in youth and folks that have had a difficult time re-entering the workforce.
I love reading! I’ve been reading as long as I can remember. My earliest memories of reading are of reading True Crime books. Since then I have branched out to the many other genres. I currently read books from every genre; I like to change things up. Sometimes after reading a “heavy” book you need a break and to read something lighter.
Hi, I’m Nakyshia! I’m a military spouse of 13 years and stay at home mom to four beautiful special needs children! We also have two dogs so I definitely am never bored. I have always had a special connection with music and baking. I also may have an audio book addiction but nothing beats the old fashion reading for yourself! I live for giving back to the community and helping others and my favorite place to volunteer is the school library! I’ve been an avid reader for as long as I can remember and books have always been my happy place. I choose my books to read based on my mood that day but I tend to read a lot of crime dramas or feel good love stories. I will give any book a try though! I love the ability to create pictures of characters in my head and truly get to know them as the story goes on. There’s no feeling like it!
I am a pharmacy technician who has been reading since preschool. I love curling up on my chair and getting lost in different worlds that authors create. I also enjoy loom knitting and hiking with my husband and dog.
Hello! I‘m a 40-ish wife and dog mom who loves reading, wine, coffee, pizza, hanging at home or at our camp, and can’t say no to a fun girls night in. I‘m a total junkie for the TV show FRIENDS and take pride in my extensive trivia knowledge. I can also be counted on for spouting off song lyrics and one-liners from movies, but don’t ask me to do math in my head! I was an avid reader growing up until college, where other obligations took over. Several years later I wanted to get back into reading so I joined a book club. That first year I made it through the 10 or so books we read and that‘s all it took to get me back into the habit of reading. I’m now reading 50-60 books a year.
Hi, I‘m Stephanie. I’m a mom to two boys who are 1 and 2 years old. I am also a bonus mom to two wonderful kids which consists of lots of running around and walks. In my spare time I enjoy writing, and reading. One of my dreams since I was young is to become an author. I don‘t feel I’m anywhere near that stage yet. I’m ecstatic to start budding a relationships, reading a bunch and reviewing.