About Me

Hey there! My name's Kaley and I'm the voice behind Books Etc. I started this blog in November 2010 as a way to write about one of my favourite things - books.

I've been surrounded by books for as long as I can remember. I credit my mom with my love of reading. She never discouraged me or my sister from reading even when we should have been doing something else, like cleaning our room. My love of books even helped me land my first two jobs. I worked at my town's public library all through high school and then at a bookstore while in university and just after I graduated. My favourite thing about those jobs was being able to talk about books all day. This blog is a way for me to continue that awesome feeling. I will happily chat about books to anyone who will listen, and sometimes even to those who won't!

You'll see a lot of contemporary books reviewed on this blog because they're my favourite kinds of books to read. I think this stems from needing something fun and upbeat in between all the textbooks I had to read at university. Over the past few years I've tried to expand my reading horizons but I usually come back to contemporary tales.

I hope you have as much fun reading the posts on Books Etc. as I have writing them. I try to keep things light and funny. If I don't love a book I will not bash it as I don't think that's fair to the author. I give my honest opinion and let other readers make up their own minds - even if their thoughts differ from my own.

Want more of my random thoughts on books and life? Check me out on Twitter. Over on Instagram I post pics of books (of course), tea, and my bunny, Tonks. 

Thanks for stopping by and happy reading :)