Joined 11 years ago from Wisconsin
I’m the type of girl who will tell you like it is, sometimes regardless of the consequences. I live, I love, I laugh, I make mistakes, I cry…I’m human.
Welcome to my world of fascinating (or not so fascinating) thoughts on books. But first, let me introduce myself.
My name is Stephanie. I am 29 years old. I worked for an exterior remodeling company for the past 13 years. I started as Secretary and rose to Business Manager. I was let go right before Christmas 2009…huge bummer!! Since the economy is in such turmoil, or recovering depending on who you ask, I cannot find work (that and the fact I live in the city with the highest unemployment rate in the state). But I LOVE to read!!!
I read for fun. I read for enjoyment. I have been reading even more since my days are now free. So I volunteered to write reviews for two publishing companies who give me free books. I started a blog booksbysteph.wordpress.com because I wanted to give books, give authors a voice. I read and review books mostly from first time authors (If I needed help with something, I would hope someone would give me a boost, so why not help these authors get their book out there). While you will see reviews from bestsellers and celebrities, I mostly try to focus my non-publishing company books on older books. Books you will still find if you dust the cobwebs off the public library shelves. I want to give a voice back to these books and authors. So why not write down what I think of these books I read!?!
I joined HubPages at the end of 2011, when living on one income has been causing us to fight because of the stress of money. I have been trying to find a way to turn my love of books into a profit. I came across Hubpages through monsterjobs.com and thought, with a little bit of work (trying to figure a new site out), I might be able to bring in some type of income, even if it is pennies. I am starting out by writing my first hub by reviewing a bestseller in hopes to get subscribers and figure this whole money thing out.
I do not know the laws on blogging about a book. I know that I have to write if I recieved the book from a publishing company. Other than that, I try to write down all the copyright information and links that the book gives me. So please do not sue me!!! If you come across me writing about you and you would like the information to be removed, I will be more than happy to.
Every review I give is my honest opinion. I even get some authors finding themselves on my blog and commenting (and it is a bit awkward when I write a negative review). I will be honest and give my best review of the books I choose. If anyone has a book they think I should read, please just let me know. Also, if anyone would like to send me a book or books, please contact me! Or if I can figure out a way to add a link to a money account for donations to buy books.
I hope you enjoy reading about these books and find what I have to say helpful as much as I enjoy reading them. And, as always...
Until next time, take life one page at a time!
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