Meet the Staff

my name is b and i have a deep and abiding love for the written word. put to music, bound in leather and delicate parchment, or etched in ink, the combinations of these intricate curves and lines resonate. there is power and immortality within the printed page and it is why i have such an enduring love of words.

i am a southern romantic and will always have a strong connection to dark southern literature. but i am open to all genres as long as they have a solid story and make me feel. i am excited to be a part of the lll team and to have the opportunity to talk books with other aficionados while also getting the opportunity to immerse myself in the depths of some well written pages.

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Salutations from the Mid-West,  I’m Karen and guess what I love to read. I am a community volunteer; plus a dog, horse, and book lover. For fun I teach genealogy and restore old cemeteries. I don’t believe in hiding my sincerity, so if I like something or someone you will hear about it, loud and often.

I am so proud to be included among this fabulous group of woman, that I meet because of our love of two books. I believe that books are a gift from the author to the world. I may not like everything I have ever read; but each book has a message that the author wanted to covey to the audience, and I respect that message.

When it comes to reading, I read everything. I love paranormal, fantasy, romance, mysteries, suspense, classic, young adult, youth, histories,  etc. etc. etc., point I read everything, shh don’t tell anyone smut too! We will keep that one a secret, between us.

Another of my passions is supporting various charities and organizations, among them are Charity Water, World Book Night USA, World Book Night UK, Hiring Our Heroes, Got Your Six, 4-H, Not For Sale, Alex’s Lemonade, Somaly Mam Foundation, Riley Hospital, Join(Red), Ocean Conservancy, and St. Jude’s.  This is me in a nutshell.


“Beware the man of one book.” ― Thomas Aquinas

“For it is in giving that we receive.” ― St. Francis of Assisi

“My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama XIV

“No one has ever become poor by giving.” ― Anne Frank, diary of Anne Frank

“You shall not pass.”     Tolkien

“Death is but the next great adventure.”     Rowling

“For if you believe that kindness is never wasted, you have to hold tightly to that belief even when the kindness is thrown back in your face.”     Reynard

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I still remember my fourth grade teacher, Mrs. Neece, reading the book Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing to the entire class.   At the conclusion of each chapter we would scream in unison, “Please, Mrs. Neece, just read one more chapter.”  As a result I think Judy Blume was the first author name I could remember as I continued to read a few more of her books throughout the years.  As an adult, I bought my own kids a few of her books, including Tales of a Fourth Grade Nothing.

It really wasn’t until I was an adult that I found my love for reading as I could pick and choose what I wanted to read and realized that reading gave me power and knowledge.  While I was pregnant, I think I bought every single pregnancy book that was ever written, followed by all the toddler books, homework hassle books, and books about raising teens.

I have also matured a bit now that I’m in my 40s as I no longer read the last chapter of a book first to ensure that the ending is acceptable.  Don’t try this with The Five People You Meet in Heaven…completely ruined the whole book for me.  🙂

My favorite genres are Christian fiction, New Adult, and Contemporary Romance.  I tend to be more of a “book snob” because I like my fairy tales and happily ever after endings.  Everyday life can be difficult and monotonous, but I can escape to “fantasy land” with a great book!

My family and my faith are extremely important to me.  I married my high school sweet heart, and we have been married for almost 21 years.  We have a 19-year-old- daughter and a 16-year-old son, and our world basically revolves around the two of them and their schedules.   A wise teacher once said, “Never stop reading to your children no matter how old they are.”  I still read to my teens, even if it’s a chapter of a textbook that they have to read for school.  One of my most memorable moments was reading The Shack to both of them, which included some great discussions.  Most recently, we read  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn to our daughter, which was required reading for her AP Lit class.



I am a reformed English major, retired OB nurse and first time blogger. I give my 8th grade typing teacher full credit for bringing me to this point in my life by teaching me the only job skill I had until I graduated from nursing school. I am an obsessive reader who fell in love with books when I learned to read at the age of four and I retired so I would have more time to read! I love music, kitties, traveling and Auburn football.

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I can remember myself as a young and curious girl, sneaking down the basement with my dictionary in tow, to  peruse the many romance books that my mother tried to hide from me. Obviously,  hiding the books did not work.  From this came a fondness for romance novels.  My most favorite book of all time is Gone with the Wind.  I have read it many times and watch it every time I am lucky enough to catch it on TV.

And so, my genre of choice is mostly adult romance, as well as paranormal fiction, fantasy,  and mature adult. I do on occasion find myself in the science fiction and horror section of the virtual bookstore. I do love Happily Ever After books, and maybe that is the romantic in me. That also extends to the movies and shows that I like to watch. My main purpose in reading a book is to escape. I don’t want a sad ending because I feel there is too much sadness in life as it is. We deal with it everyday.  So having a good book is almost like having a best friend. It can make you smile and forget, even if it’s just for  a little while.

Just to add something personal about myself: I married my high school sweetheart;  I have 3 crazy kids who I love more than diamonds and chocolate;  I’m a nurse-which means I am immune to the odors of all types of body fluid;  and I love my acoustic guitar. Oops I forgot,  I love anything Star Wars and Star Trek related and I obviously love science fiction and Fantasy movies, and believe the biggest mistake on TV was cancelling Firefly. Oh, and I also have a pet snake named Peanut who’s terrarium sits on top of my desk.

So that is me in a nutshell. Many Happy Readings!

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I’m the payroll manager for a construction company in NYC.  In addion to my family, my true loves are reading and writing.  My love for reading started before I could remember and I’ve been writing my own stories since the 7th grade.  Real life intervened and I couldn’t find the time to read but that changed a couple of years ago and I am back at it. I’m so in love with reading that I recently got a tattoo of books with a cherry blossom tree growing out them.  The bookworm in the Twilight Zone episode:  Time Enough at Last, that’s me.

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I am a Texas girl born and raised. I am former elementary teacher and now a happy stay-at-home mom who loves to get lost in a great book. My favorite genres are New Adult, Contemporary Romance, and Paranormal Romance. I love God, my family, Texas A&M football, and books! <3

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