About Me

I'm a passionate reader, reviewer and once and future librarian and bookseller. I've worked in a variety of independent bookstores in the Boston and New York City area and worked or volunteered at synagogues and related institutions in both Boston and New York.

I have been blogging under this moniker on and off since 2007. I took an extended hiatus from late 2018 to mid 2022. For now I'm back.

I read adult literary fiction and narrative nonfiction with a particular interest in literature in translation, small presses, literary prizes and Jewish fiction and nonfiction. I like to post about travel, NYC life and movies too.

My hobbies include playing piano, quilting and studying languages. I have a sewing blog at sewverywrongmarie.blogspot.com.

I am not accepting review requests at this time.