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I fell in love with books and reading in fourth grade – thanks to a persistent teacher, Mrs. Giraldi. She does not know it, but Mrs. Giraldi greatly influenced my life. Every day after lunch we had silent reading for half an hour. In the beginning, I dreaded this daily activity. Those thirty minutes seemed like an eternity! The first book I read, Shoeshine Girl, took me about three months to read (awesome book by the way). After, I decided to read Charlotte’s Web, and when I finished it, I was hooked! Through books, I discovered a whole new world I never knew existed. Had Mrs. Giraldi not been so determined, I may have never discovered this amazing world. To this day I love to read and can spend hours in a bookstore or library. I know I have too many books, but I always want/need more. I favor psychological thrillers, multicultural literary fiction, but I will honestly read any genre if it piques my interest. Nothing makes me happier than starting a new book (a glass of wine is always a bonus). Reading is a relaxing and necessary outlet for me. This blog is an attempt at creating a space where I can share my love of books and reading with others.


A Few Fun Facts About Me

  • I love, love wine 🙂
  • I REALLY, really, love wine.
  • I have been known to stay up until dawn reading a book if it’s too good to put down.
  • I graduated in December 2016 (B.S. in Social Psychology), after attending classes part-time for seven years – whew…
  • I play a mean tambourine!!
  • As a kid, I was obsessed with Reading Rainbow and would pretend I was LeVar Burton while reading to my younger brother and cousins.
  • Although I was born in the U.S., I did not learn to speak English, until I was 7 years old.
  • My parents are Dominican, which explains the above.
  • I’m bit obsessive about grammar. I tend to edit books I’m reading and underline any typos I find.
  • I love Italian food!
  • When I was 12-years-old I was an expert “dumpster diver” – don’t judge!