About This Blog

Welcome to Boston Bibliophile! Thanks for stopping by.

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. 

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.