Welcome to the Literary Apothecary. I can’t take credit for the name – its inspiration came from a beautiful book I read this summer (The Little Paris Bookshop by Nina George), and it seemed to so perfectly fit what I’m trying to do here – help find you a book that suits your needs.
I wasn’t always a big reader, but I’ve certainly become one over time, particularly in the past few years. There are very few things I find as relaxing as digging into a beautiful book. And as much as I enjoy TV shows or movies, when it ends, you never get the feeling like you do when you’ve got a good ‘book hangover’.
I average over 100 books a year (admittedly, much of it teen fiction), and working as a librarian, I come in contact with a lot books and kids who love books. I’ve been logging my books and my own reviews for so long, I figure it’s high time I start my own review page.
Here I intend to post my reviews of the books I read. The purpose is to pass on information and my reflections to help those looking for the right book, whether you’re looking for your next good book for yourself, if you’re a parent looking to find something for your child, you’re a teacher you’re looking for book for your classroom, I’m here to help. Not every book I’ve read will be posted up here, but I’ll do my best to create a well rounded perspective of my literary experience.
Again, remember that opinions are subjective, and just because a book doesn’t resonate with me, doesn’t mean its not worth reading to you.
I intend to examine themes, characters, plot lines, appropriate age level, and general perceptions about the books. Any time that there is a risk of spoilers, I will indicate with fair warning. I do not believe in book spoiling, I find it to be one of the greatest travesties, to have a stunning book torn away from you due to a slip of the tongue.
May you find your next great read.