Welcome






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.


Happy Reading!

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

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                                                                       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. :)


2 comments:

  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.

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

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