About Me

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Hi!  My name is Theresa.  I am glad you are here.  I love to read and I love to share books with people.  I work as a reference librarian and one of my favorite parts of my job is recommending books to people.  I love when they come back to me and say, “That book you gave me—oh!  Wow!  I loved it!  Do you have any more like that?”

I created this space to share the books I read with others and to share my opinions on those books.  I admit that I am not a fan of reviews that recap the book.  Here you will find what I thought was unique about the book, what I liked about it, why I feel the book is relevant, how I related to it and who I think would like it and why.  I might mention other books like it (because so often at work, I am asked, do you have any books like…).

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If you want to know more about me…I was born and raised in New Jersey.  I am proudly from a blue-collar Catholic family.  My parents are both first generation Americans–my dad’s “people” are from Poland and my mom’s family is from Sicily.  My parents are both avid readers and I don’t think it’s just a coincidence that my brother is now a high school Language Arts teacher and I am a librarian.

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My husband Jason and I have been married for 21 years.  He is a passionate environmentalist and a devoted arborist. Screen Shot 2018-05-02 at 3.47.32 PMHe raised the trees that were planted in the World Trade Center Memorial in Lower Manhattan and you can see our family in a documentary available on Amazon and in itunes.

 

 

Jason and I have two girls.  They are both teenagers and will both be attending college in the fall of 2018.22467424_10214938273149220_5080935033585489447_o

When I am not working at the library or reading, you can find me practicing yoga, cooking vegetarian meals, hiking with my husband or having a bonfire on the beach with my family and friends.  29261222_10216287675683440_845865698386247680_n

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