About This Blog


Welcome to Boston Bibliophile! Thanks for stopping by.  My name is Marie. I'm a bookseller and background actor based in the NYC area. So why is the blog called Boston Bibliophile?

I'm from Boston originally and started this blog is 2007 as a way to share and record my thoughts about books and reading. My husband and I moved to NYC in the fall of 2014 for his job.

For the past ten years I have reviewed books and talked about travel, food, crafts and whatever else is on my mind.

I'm passionate about literary fiction from around the world. I am a committed supporter of small presses and especially those specializing in translations. And I have started translating books, from French to English.

Mostly I review books I enjoyed, but just because a book isn't reviewed doesn't mean I didn't like it. Sometimes my other adventures keep me busy and away from writing reviews right away. I work as a bookseller and background actress.

I read current and backlist literary fiction, crime fiction, thrillers, and narrative nonfiction. I dabble in science fiction to the tune of 3-4 titles per year. I don't review religious Christian books, self-help, YA/kids (unless I love it) or self-published books in any genre.

I am no longer accepting unsolicited review and interview requests, hands-down, no exceptions.  Seriously. There is a reason my email address is not on this blog. It's because I don't want emails, so please don't email me.

Every now and then my reviews get quoted or blurbed in a book or ad. My most recent blurbs appear in paperbacks of The City and The City by China Mieville, What You See in the Dark by Manuel Munoz and How Not to Read, by Dan Wilbur.

I may live in NYC now but I'll always be a Boston Bibliophile.