Welcome to The Overweight Bookshelf! I am happy you found my little corner of the Internet. Are you a fellow book addict? Do you enjoy fiction? Well then, pull up a chair and join in on the conversation.
Is there anything more relaxing than sitting with a great book in one hand and a steaming latte in the other? For me, books are as essential to life as water. Like the body, the mind and soul need to be fed with words of wisdom, encouragement, humour, inspiration, love, passion, and joy.
As an educator and avid reader, it is my desire to see literacy recognized as a universal right and a valued endeavour. Books have been fundamental contributors to my personal growth and maturity as a woman and educator. I love to share my passion for literature with fellow book lovers, book converts, and closet readers.
As the name of my book blog indicates, I have a voracious appetite for books that has resulted in bookshelves so heavy, I am scared they may crash through the floor supports. My book blog has developed into a forum where we can discuss books, literary trends, and important issues/topics that arise in particular storylines. I have been so blessed by the rich friendship in this community of fiction readers and writers.
I have a discerning reader’s palette and have little tolerance for “filler” content or cookie cutter storylines. In order for a book to be considered great, it should stand out because of the quality of writing and the emotional reactions that it evokes within the reader. Discovering a great book is like going on an enlightening scavenger hunt; every book encountered along the way adds to the joy of finding “the One” that you just cannot put down. It is for this reason that I do not mind reading books that are outside of my comfort zone or preferred genre; you never know when you will pull a golden book out of the pile.