My name is Marie. I'm a published NBCC reviewer and I've worked at various times as a bookseller and librarian.
Boston Bibliophile is a blog about adventures in learning and literature, so you'll see posts about travel, food, crafts as well as books and writing- whatever I'm interested in and learning about, whether it be through a book or a movie or a walk down the street.
The blog is called Boston Bibliophile because that's how I started it back in 2007, and it's how people who know me, know me. In the fall of 2014 my husband and I moved to New York City for his career, so that's why it's "books and life in NYC."
I'm passionate about literary fiction from around the world. I am a committed supporter of small presses and especially those specializing in translations.
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 read religious Christian books, self-help, YA/kids or self-published books in any genre.
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 am no longer accepting unsolicited review requests, hands-down, no exceptions.
I may live in NYC now but I'll always be a Boston Bibliophile.