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About Me, the Good Book Fairy

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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 (23) and son (20). 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 am in several book clubs, facilitate book discussions, speak at civic and community events, blog about books, volunteer whenever I can, write essays as personal therapy, needlepoint, like to cook, play Mahjongg and Canasta, but above all else, I love to read. Additionally, I sit on the board of directors for The Lauri S. Bauer Foundation for Sudden Loss.

So that my friends is why we’re both here. I 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 with these types of requests; “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 here at
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], visit me on Facebook at GoodBookFairy or tweet me @goodbookfairy.

Here’s to good books and lots of love,