Hi! My name is Janice. I am new to book blogging, and I have a serious reading addiction…
I suppose I’ve always been addicted to books, but my affliction has become increasingly serious as I’ve gotten older. We can blame my parents for igniting my imagination with creative bedtime stories (both made up and read from books). They happily fed my reading addiction for many years.
A little less than a year ago, I started a Bookstagram account. I had subscribed to this AMAZING new thing called a book subscription box. I am sure at that point subscription boxes had been around for awhile, but I was living in Northern BC, Canada, which is slightly removed from, well – everything! The first Novel Editions book box I received was absolutely magical! The novel itself – The Witches of New York – piqued my interest, and I adored all of the lovely goodies packaged so perfectly alongside the book. I thought, oh my goodness – this is perfection in a box! People need to see this! Of course, I snapped some photos and shared them on my personal Instagram. From there I was introduced to Bookstagram, bookish hashtags, other book subscription boxes, bookish merchandise, and all of the amazingness that comes along with book nerds sharing their love of books online!
Bookstagram has been adding fuel to my book addiction fire, and I am completely okay with that. I have met so many wonderful people, and started my own little business creating bookmarks and book sleeves.
A few facts about me:
- My favourite genres are: historical fiction, contemporary and fantasy (although I read anything that sounds interesting)
- I also love reading non-fiction about history, politics, philosophy, sociology, and anthropology
- I am a full-time high school teacher
- I need frequent immersion in nature to survive
- Coffee is my life source
- Tea is nice too
So, in order to share my thoughts on everything book-related, I have started this blog! I’ll be adding reviews of books as well as sharing book subscription boxes and other favourite bookish things! I hope you’ll enjoy it.