My love for reading began at a very young age, my father and I would sit for hours and look at books- I’m sure he got tired of it after a while, but we would always dive into the stories, often times making up our own little versions as we read them.
As I grew older, I learned to read more and more challenging books. My favorites were The Babysitters Club and the Goosebumps series. I think I have read every book in each series, they were my security blanket in a way.
Growing up, we didn’t have a lot of money, so we didn’t take lavish trips or vacations. Reading books was my way of visiting places I had never been. My bookshelves were full of fantastic worlds that my imagination could explore.
I have never lost that thrill of finding a new world to sink myself into, and I hope I never will.
This is me. My name is Kerrie, and I’m 28 years old. I grew up in a small town in Michigan, and I moved to another small town after meeting my husband. I’m funny, I’m shy, and I love to read. Not only do books let me explore other worlds, but they let me escape when this world gets to be too much for me.
I struggle with social anxiety, and generalized anxiety. This makes it difficult for me to talk to people, but once I get comfortable with you, I probably won’t stop talking. Since I have been struggling with mental health issues since I was a young teenager (maybe even before that), I decided a long time ago that I wanted to be a counselor for kids. This dream will soon become reality when I get my degree in Psychology. I’m working on my Bachelor’s degree at the moment, and after that I move on to my Master’s. It’s hard work, but it’s so worth it.
(my son and I when he was a little baby)
I am a stay at home mom right now. I have a son, who is my entire world. He is a toddler, which means I am very very busy chasing him around every day. He loves to read, which makes me so proud.
(one of his first favorite books: No More Monkeys Jumping on the Bed)
Though I am happy as I ever could be now, it didn’t start out that way. After I had my beautiful son, I struggled with postpartum depression for many months. I talk about it here. I hope you will check it out 🙂 The fact that I was so caught up in my depression, was one of the reasons why I started reading so much again, it has helped me in ways that I cannot explain. I am excited and appreciative for the opportunity to read books, review them, and bring my joy to you.
I am also a recent TOP REVIEWER and Book Advocate on Netgalley!