Hi Everyone and Welcome to My Book Blog!

I'm Valerie and I will be your host while here. I think maybe the best way to begin is to start in the beginning. As a child we had a card catalog at my local library. It turns out having one at the library was not enough for me, so I created my own within my books and started checking them out to my friends. I guess you could say that was just the beginning.

Years have gone by and I still feel that deep affinity for books. In an effort to make myself keep better track of the books I read and condense them into one location, I started this blog as a place to review interesting books that I read.

Feel free to have a look around and let me know if you have any questions! Feel free to  email me at hesaidbooksorme@gmail.com.

May 2018 Note: Please note that I am not able to accept any review requests, guest posts, or interviews at this time. Sorry for any inconvenience. Thanks for your understanding!

Happy Reading!

PS. The faithful companion in my picture above is Kuiper, he is a retired racing greyhound. 

                                                                       What I Read

Wondering what types of books I like? To be honest, I like a little bit of everything! I love learning something new, exploring the world through books, and reading ones that leave you wanting to know more.

In particular though, I really enjoy:

Memoirs/Biographies-Especially the ones where they set up a 'project' and then try to document the experience. (Think 'The Happiness Project' or 'Julie and Julia')

Women's Fiction-Mainstream popular, contemporary books. That is not to say that I don't love a good classic as well!

Young Adult-As a kid I loved the Babysitter's Club, Sweet Valley High, Boxcar Children, Judy Blume, and Beverly Clearly. As the genre has developed, so has my taste in it. I like to understand how people develop over time and reading this genre helps me to understand better how people do that. 

Adventure Books-Outside of the reading world I love to hike, travel, explore. Anything related to this is right up my alley!

Education/Leadership Books-this is what my graduate degree is in, so if there is something I can read on this topic, I am all ears. 

Graphic Novels- This is a new group for me! I haven't read a ton of them, but the ones I have been reading have been alot of fun. :)


  1. Kuiper is adorable. And what a long tongue. He looks like he's just had a long run! All the dogs I have ever owned have come from rescue homes - I will never buy a pedigree - there are too many lovely dogs out there who need homes.

    1. Thank you! :) Awesome! I am so glad to hear you adopt those that need a great home!!