Welcome to Enjoy A Book! I began this blog back in 2008 as a way to share book reviews with my friends, who were always asking me for good book recommendations. Since then I've gotten a B.A. degree in English Education, taught Remedial Reading, English and Journalism in middle school, received an ESL endorsement, and started taking classes towards my Master's degree in Reading & Literacy.
I share my reviews and recommendations because I love helping people discover a book that they can't put down, or being a part of a struggling reader's discovery that reading can actually be enjoyable! Researching and discussing the teaching of reading and literacy are also things that I love to do here.
When I'm not reading I enjoy skiing, competing in triathlons, riding my bike, and spending time with my family and dog.
I primarily read contemporary young adult literature, middle-grade literature, some literary fiction, and some nonfiction that is about either psychology, education, or literacy, and the occasional memoir or humor.
The books that I review for this blog are books that I think are appealing, interesting, or entertaining enough to catch the attention of a struggling reader, or ones that I would share or tell other readers and friends about. I am honest in my reviews, and include perspectives interesting to both the reader and from a critical standpoint. I post my reviews to Goodreads and include links on both Twitter and Instagram.
I also read and review articles and books that are about or pertain to literacy and the teaching of reading.
Books received are read and reviewed in a timely matter. If the book is an ARC, then I prefer to read and review it about a month prior to it's release date, unless otherwise requested. I do not receive compensation for my reviews.
Personal information received on this site or in contact forms will never be given away.
Contact information (email address, surname) will never be published without your express consent.
I am JR (as in J.R., not junior). My husband and I love anything outdoors, especially skiing and hiking. We love our puppies, named Rufio & Tiger Lily, because we are Peter Pan and Hook fanatics. I started out as quite the reluctant reader, being frustrated with dyslexia and ADD. I came to love reading because my sister insisted I read Harry Potter. Ten years later, here I am, passionate about books and writing. Reading is like dreaming with your eyes open, and who doesn't love dreaming? Find my blog here.