The Bees

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This site would be nothing without the amazing team of reviewers.  We playfully refer to ourselves as The Bees, and the Hive just keeps growing.  Here’s our roster, as well as their most recent posts.  This list is in no particular order because we all contribute to the greatness.

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Carla (0)

Carla is a born-again bookworm. Becoming a mom is what drove her back into the love of reading. Starting with the love of Romance books but now she enjoys any epic tales that are well written. She's a mom of three, a wife, and resides in Central Florida. Hurricane news doesn't scare her but finding out a second book in a series doesn't come out for another year will send her into a real panic. Sending her chocolate and another great book works best to support her through such times.

Erin (1)

Erin likes coffee. Once she has had her morning coffee, Erin can like others things; such as dancing with a pre-professional ballet company, attending college, photography, playing piano, and, of course, reading obsessively. She is Tanya Williams' Mini Bee.

Trial by Charm by Jolene Buchheit
Jes EkkerJes Ekker (5)

Jes is a self-proclaimed bookworm, who currently claims a little slice of the Pacific Northwest as home. When her nose isn't in a book, she's spending time with her husband, two kids, and her three fur babies, or exploring the globe. She also firmly believes that you should start the day with coffee, and end the day in bed with a good book.

Twice in a Blue Moon – Christina Lauren
Jessica (3)

Jessica is a writer, reviewer, mother, coffee addict, a massive nerd, and reluctant resident of the Frozen North AKA Minnesota. When she isn't chasing her little monsters around or singing Disney and Broadway songs at the top of her lungs with them, she is locked in her writing cave creating broody smexy book boyfriends, or getting lost in an audiobook.

J Boykin Baker
Jodi (65)

Jodi is a former elementary school teacher/curriculum writer turned SAHM. She lives in NH and has three girls ages 8, 6 and 3. Every day is a chaotic surprise in her house and reading is her stress reliever/escape hatch. She has enjoyed reading since she was very little, and loves a wide variety of genres, including everything from classics like Anna Karenina and Pride and Prejudice to sexy, smutty romance. She also enjoys coffee, chocolate, and wine, in that order throughout the day, and is very content any time she can go to the bathroom alone.

I Bet You by Ilsa Madden Mills
Katy (1)

Katy is a senior English literature major at the University of Alaska. She has always been known as the girl most likely to be seen with a book in her hand. She enjoys reading a variety of books but some of her favorites include The Darkest Minds series by Alexandra Bracken, Red Queen series by Victoria Aveyard, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot, and an all time favorite of hers is the Percy Jackson series by Rick Riordan. She enjoys writing, especially short stories and poetry. On an ideal day, you'll find her curled up with a book, snuggled with her dog, and sipping on Earl Grey.

The Particular Charm of Miss Jane Austen by Ada Bright and Cass Grafton
KristenKristen (0)

Kristen is a wife and fur mom to six amazing critters and resides in the wilds between Pennsylvania and West Virginia. She enjoys reading (duh!), cooking, cross-stitching, biking, kayaking and being outdoors. She runs off of a lot of coffee and pure adrenaline (she's a self-professed procrastinator). Kristen enjoys reading horror, thriller, mystery, non-fiction (preferably historical and medical non-fiction) as well as historical fiction. Favorite author is Stephen King, and her tattooed sleeve is a tribute to the man.

Kristin (53)

Kristin is a working wife, and mother of three. She is known as an ultimate bookworm, reading books everywhere she goes. With a background in graphic design she is also known as the friend who will create your wedding invitations, baby shower invitations, and even those signs you find on Pinterest. Needless to say, she's a busy bee.

A.J. Hackwith
MeghanMeghan (74)

Meghan is a high school U.S. History teacher, military wife, devoted mom to three dogs and a little girl, and a coffee connoisseur. She enjoys traveling, hiking, and reading good books, whether on the beach or in a hammock high up in the mountains.

Vassago (Dark Soul #2) by Randi Cooley Wilson
Olivia (1)

Olivia is a senior in high school and the eldest daughter of our dear Queen Bee. She loves sci-fi, fantasy, and adventure books. Her favorite book (singular) is The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern, and book series would either be The Mortal Instruments by Cassandra Clare or the Time Quintet by Madeleine L’Engle. She reads fanfiction and is excited to write reviews for this wonderful site 🙂

Shadowhunters – Is it The Mortal Instruments?
Queen Bee (Meg) (129)

Meg is the very definition of a bibliophile. If she has free time, she has a book. If she's on a train, she has a book. If she's in a waiting room... well, you get the idea. She decided to channel the reviews she was already doing into this web site. Currently, she resides in PA with her husband, two teen daughters and three insane dogs. (Now you know why she reads!)

Theresa Kay
Spike (2)

I’m, Spike. A soon to be, 40 year old curmudgeon. I love to (in no particular order): read, run, review books, and complain about the mundane things in life. I have an associate and bachelor degrees in criminal justice. I’m a recent convert to being a “gym rat” but refuse to call anyone “bro”. In a past life—I was a track correspondent and weekly op-ed writer covering, IndyCar racing. 

I enjoy reading: [Fiction] historical, space sci-fi, espionage, time travel sci-fi (as if there is a non-fiction version?), criminal procedure, mystery, thrillers, anything Fredrik Backman writes (even Ikea shopping lists), and graphic novels. [Non-Fiction] American history, military history, espionage, true-crime, fitness, sports, Ikea shopping lists, space & astronomy, and biographies. 

A Man Called Ove, by Fredrik Backman (2015)
Tanya (157)

Until recently, Tanya was a bathroom bibliophile (the only place she could hide from her four children). Now she is able to openly acknowledge her addiction to books but has to try to fit her reading in around all her kid's activities. She loves being wife to an amazing man, mother to four great kids and farm hand on their Akaushi/Red Angus farm in southwest Missouri.

Karpov Kinrade

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