The three of us who run this blog are really just a couple average girls (er, ladies, since we’re probably too old to be referred to as “girls”) who love books (especially YA books) more than the average Joe – in fact, we’re so super passionate about reading that the thought of being able to share our love with you makes us squeal like a bunch of school girls. If you feel the need to know more than that about us, read below!
I am proud to be a 29 year old momma to one very wacky little wanna-be princess, She is, as most moms would say about their children, “my magnum opus”. I am a wife, an artist, a writer and an avid reader of anything I can get my sticky fingers on. (Yes, they’re sticky, I do have a 4 year old, you know…) I am also a collector of all things odd. (Belly button lint teddy bears, anyone?) My “other” full-time job involves making things pretty for a non-profit association for the adaptive automotive mobility industry (aka. I’m a graphic artist).
Like most bloggers I opened this site to share my love of reading, to have some outlet to release all my pent-up excitement about books, and to be able to ramble on (as I often tend to do) to the wonderful people on the web instead of to the blank staring (trying-to-pretend-he-cares) face of my “non-reader” husband. Thank y’all for following Making the Grade and giving me this outlet!
I am a 35 year old stay home Mom of five beautiful children, and a domesticated house wife to an amazing husband. In between school runs, doctor’s appointments, homework, laundry and playing chief, I specialize in floral design, head up a dance ministry within my local church and advocate for Battered Woman and Pregnant Teens.
On my downtime I like to unwind with a good book, or 2 or 3… I will admit, I am a bit of a hardcover snob, but also own a nook tablet and have a kindle application. Nothing wrong with having the best of both worlds! Although, having a book at the touch of a button may not be entirely a good thing. I didn’t get the nickname “Book Hoarder” for nothing! What can I say, I love my life!
My name is Jennifer and I am a jack of many names. Those who know me professionally call me Jen, those who are the closest to me call me Jenny, and those who are members of my family call me “Bunny.” I’m a 23 year old Associate Producer from Utah and my life is all about stories. Every day from 9-5 I discuss, plan and execute taking a story expressed in words and transitioning it into a story expressed through film.
In my free time I specialize in spending quality time with friends and family, snow skiing, designing, boating, Photoshop, laughing, sleeping, daydreaming, sarcasm and of course reading. I suffer from a severe condition of what I call OCRD – Obsessive Compulsive Reading Disorder. I flock to books like a fat boy flocks to chocolate cake. I am honored and appreciate the opportunity to share my love of literature with the rest of the world via this website.
“I lived my life, not as a spectator, but as an active participant. I have no regrets.” – Donna Hatch. Author of “The Guise of a Gentleman.”