About

Drawing of a woman reading.

Hello! Thank you so much for visiting my book blog!

My name is Sara and I’m a youth librarian in the lovely state of Missouri! When I’m not reading, I’m probably crafting – knitting, cross-stitch, sewing, you name it! Or I’m playing board games with my friends.

I have four lovely cats, I drink loads of tea, and I love the summer.

About My Reviews

When I read books and rate them, I base my scale on an average between four categories:

  • Content
  • Literary Merit
  • Entertainment Factor
  • Cover

The rating for each category is out of 5 and then I total the average of each category to get my overall rating for the book.

I like to review books this way because it keeps me from down-rating books that are not generally my cup of tea (due to subject matter, if I dislike the author, etc.). Sometimes I read books that are recommended to me or part of a book club or challenge that I normally would not have picked up on my own. In fairness to these books, I assess them with these categories to keep it fair.

About Me

Though I’ve always wanted to be a librarian, I never new I’d end up working as a youth librarian. I have since come to love it and some of my favorite books are middle grade books.

Though reading takes up much of my spare time, I also love going to the movies to see the next super hero flick, historical dramas, or animated features.

I am a proud nerd and a member of many fandoms, including the Star Wars and Marvel universes, as well as Harry Potter (and I’m a proud Ravenclaw!).

My favorite reading genres are fantasy, historical fiction, and sci-fi, but I’m an eclectic reader who will pick up anything that sounds interesting to me (which is why this blog is peppered with non-fiction, some romance, contemporary, and comedy).

Please feel free to comment on my reviews, recommend books to me, or return to my blog to see what my latest review is.

Contact Info

If you would like to contact me, either about my blog or for review/book promotional purposes, please reach me at my blogging email account:

yearoflivingdangerouslycontact@gmail.com