A little about me -
I believe in working hard, being kind, and reading ALWAYS. Food is my love language and I am a firm believer that having a plate of something delicious, a large glass of wine, a good book and a fluffy dog at your feet can help solve any problem. Books have always centered me - they are my refuge. Books connect me, teach me, and transport me. The stories I find among the pages give me hope and also challenge me. They make me laugh, cry, expose me to different cultures and points of view and show me that I am not alone in my experiences. If I had to describe with just one word the feeling that comes over me when I read it would be: JOY. I am immediately in my happy place when I am reading, whether it’s sneaking in a few pages during the work day or reading for hours after everyone has gone to bed at night. The only thing that tops reading a book is talking about books! I am that person who is constantly texting her friends and saying “YOU HAVE GOT TO READ THIS IMMEDIATELY” followed by several persuasive paragraphs as to why they need to stop what they are doing and run to the bookstore. There is nothing like connecting people with the perfect book, and that is one of the reasons why I began blogging. I also LOVE creating content around the titles that I read and photographing new releases for marketing and promotion. So if you have come here looking for a book recommendation or a pretty picture or two, then you are in the right place!
I stumbled upon the incredible book community on Instagram a few years ago and have never looked back. What started out as a hobby for me has turned into a full blown passion project and a wonderful creative outlet. I have been very fortunate to meet some amazing people within “Bookstagram” and now co-curate an awesome, online book club known as Salt Water Reads. Every month my good friend, Kourtney Dyson and I select a newly released novel and read along with our members online. We have great author involvement and participation all month long and there are several opportunities for our readers to win themed bookish swag. We have read thought provoking works by Etaf Rum, R.O. Kwon, Ingrid Rojas Contreras, Katie Sise, Elise Hooper and JT Ellison, just to name a few. We focus on female authors, with an emphasis on those who are releasing their debut novels out in to the literary world. If you have been looking to connect and get involved in an online book club, I encourage you to check us out on Instagram at Salt Water Reads.
My first two years in the book community on social media have surpassed everything I hoped to find here. I became a judge for the amazing Book of The Month, my articles have been featured on She Reads, (a division of Book Sparks), and my photographs can be found on celebrity blogs like Katherine Heigl’s, Those Heavenly Days and Reese Witherspoon’s Hello Sunshine Book Club Instagram account. I love the creativity and sense of camaraderie that this little corner of the internet encourages as well as the opportunity to connect with fellow book lovers, publishers and authors. I look forward to talking books with you and hearing all about your TBR, so head over to my Instagram page and let me know what you are currently reading! If you would like to inquire about collaborating with me, please check out my review policy and then send an email to email@example.com. Thanks so much for stopping by today and I hope you will visit again soon!