A little about me:
I’m a Maryland native, graduated Indiana University in 1989, and for a few exciting years lived and worked in the Windy City. Later, my husband and I moved to the northern suburbs of Chicago, where we planted our roots. We have two incredible kids, a daughter (21) and son (19). I am beyond blessed to have such an amazing family.
For starters, I am one of those people who knows a little bit about a lot of things. I’m certain that’s because I read so much and in such a wide variety of genres. I’m also someone who thrives on being busy. For 20 years, I’ve solely owned and operated an invitation and stationery boutique, which has satisfied my creative side. I sit on the board of directors for The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss and for many years sat on the Parent Board at at Adlai Stevenson High School. Additionally, I am in several book clubs, lead book clubs, do speaking engagements, volunteer whenever I can, write essays as personal therapy, needlepoint, like to cook (hate to bake), play Mahjongg and Canasta, but above all else, I love to read.
So that my friends is why we’re both here. I read so much and enjoy sharing the books I love with others. The idea for this blog came after I realized that a week doesn’t go by without someone calling me for a book suggestion. Whether it’s what to buy for their father, their mother, their niece or nephew, or whomever, they call me. Before vacations I get a litany of calls, “I only want beach books,” “I only want books that won’t make me cry,” or “I want a book that my husband and I can both read.” And almost always, I have a suggestion for them; one I know they’ll love. It’s kind of like I’m a book whisperer; thus, I became the Good Book Fairy.
With that in mind, I thought it would be a good idea to store all my books, book reviews, book suggestions, favorite books, author and book updates and everything else about books on here, www.goodbookfairy.com.
Please feel free to comment on a book and let me know your thoughts. Send me any title suggestions and any other book scoop you want to share! I love communicating with readers and there are many ways to do so: Comment on my site, email me at goodbookfairy[at]gmail.com, visit me on Facebook at GoodBookFairy or tweet me @goodbookfairy.
Here’s to good books and lots of love,