We are two best friends who share a love of reading and talking about books. Kelli writes reviews and Natalie manages the site. Welcome to I'd So Rather Be Reading!
About Kelli (Book Reviewer)
I've been an avid reader my entire life. I've read thousands of books in all different genres. I go through phases where I read tons of books in one genre, then switch to a different genre. For example, I went through a medical mystery phase where I read all of Robin Cook's and Michael Palmer's works. Then I switched to legal thrillers and read all of John Grisham, David Baldacci, Brad Meltzer, and Scott Turow. After that I switched to murder mysteries and read most of James Patterson and others. Now, I'm really into the YA and paranormal genres and have been reading as many YA books as I can get my hands on for the last three years.
What I consider a good book: Do I keep thinking about it after I've finished reading it? Do I stay up late reading it? Does it make me cry? Can I relate to the characters? Do I want to BE one of the characters? If the answer is yes to more than two of those questions, it's a good book. If I'm still thinking about a book months later, that means it is "stalker worthy." Since I read so many books (about two per week or more) if a certain book stays on my mind it's pretty spectacular.
About Natalie (Twitter, Facebook, Back-Up Reviewer, Tech Support) I am first and foremost a mother of 3, hence that is where 90% of my time is allotted :) I love to run, sew and read... if I could manage to do them all at the same time I would be living the life! I always choose the color pink, have a Nike fetish and give into chocolate frequently.I am a Dietitian and am an instructor full-time at Lamar University. I never thought I would love teaching (there mom I said it or rather typed it) but university teaching is for me!
Reading is a way to settle down for me. So when I do read it is total fiction and typically a YA book... I have to read enough research and nutrition books that I would never choose to read a biography for laughs and giggles. When I think of publication it is terms of research (I know, I know how boring... why do you think I read so many YA books). You can usually find me reading in my backyard while my kids play, definitely while they are napping or hiding late at night with a book light under my sheets (to my poor husband's dismay).
Sometimes reading is just not an option with my schedule so both my husband and myself have a fantastic supply of audiobooks. Typically, I will have both the audiobook and bound copy if it is something I really enjoyed. I love to hear all the different characters, it really brings the story to life! And one last note... I'm one of those Mormon People :)
So that about sums us up... I'd So Rather Be Reading!