My goal here is to write brief opinions on the books I’ve read. I read a good mix of everything, so these mini-reviews should be well rounded.
I don’t plan to be rude or insulting. This is someone’s hard work, and I’m not going to belittle that by ripping it apart. So please, be kind in your comments. I’ll be respectful; I’m hoping you will be, too.
In addition to these mini-reviews, I’d also like to have guest posts. If you’ve read a book and want to talk about it, shoot me an email.
If you want to be a guest here, please see the “submit a story” page.
Another goal for this site, and it might not happen right away, will be to have author submissions. When I worked for a publishing company, I’d have to read submissions daily. I miss it.
So, I’d like to feature flash fiction on this website. To submit a short story, see the “submit a story” page. Here, I’ll post a theme and a small set of optional bonus words for those who would like to write a piece of flash fiction and have it featured on this site.
When we’re ready for that, I’ll post the rules. I’m genuinely looking forward to reading the stories that people create for Girl and a Book!
Hi all! I’m Jac, the ‘girl’ of ‘girl and a book’. I’m a wife of one, a mom of two, and an adopted mom of three fur-babies. Well technically my dogs are hairless, but they’ve still got more fur than my kids, so fur-babies it is.
In a past life, I was an author. I penned a few books, was published, had a book deal and everything… and then I stopped writing.
I found new interests and pastimes, plus I have a career in the corporate world, and I’m a lifey. This was a term, I’m fairly certain was coined by my university friend who decided to stay in school… over and over again. He’d change majors, get degrees, then enroll in something else. He was a lifetime student, otherwise known as a lifey.
Sometime in the last decade, I became a lifey too. I love to take online courses and learn new things. I get a huge sense of accomplishment when I’m finished the course, even if I don’t ever apply the knowledge gained. Satisfaction/accomplishment/pride … you name it. It’s my drug of choice.
I’m also an avid reader. Not sure I like the word avid but it always seems to get paired with the word reader… especially when one’s nose is often found in a book.
Between the courses, and the books, I’m always reading, reading, reading… I get the same thrill from reading a book that I do from completing a course. And so, I’m constantly seeking the next high.
It’s not the worst habit, though it can be pretty costly.
And so Girl and a Book was born. I love to read. I love to talk about what I’m reading and what I’ve completed, and this seems like a good mix of my two loves: reading and writing.