About

Getting to know me in five bullet points:

  • I’m a twenty-something bibliophile.  I get really excited about 1920s and 1930s (mostly romance) fiction in dust jacket.
  • This blog started as a reading project in late 2010.  After wishing there was more information available on the obscure books I love, I decided to start sharing my collection with the world, one book at a time.
  • I’m a Children’s and Teen Collection Development Librarian.  Before that, I worked at a historic private library in the South.
  • My older sister passed away in April 2012 at the age of twenty-six.  I miss her terribly, and continue to think about her everyday.
  • I have an adorable cat named Thomas.  He is a great reading buddy and usually sits on my wrists as I type up new blog posts.

 

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5 Responses to About

  1. Eric says:

    That about covers it. I came across your site when attempting to learn more about prolific ’20s-’30s book cover artist SKRENDA. I came across a battered copy of Leaves of Grass last week with “Skrenda” credited with the cover art (of which I’d share with you if this post allowed a Jpeg upload). The requisite Google search yielded few results others than your site.
    Thanks, Eric
    Seattle, WA

  2. Awesome! It makes me very happy to know that Google has been picking up my posts. Currently, I have about twenty Skrenda covers in my collection, but I only tend to post them once I’ve read them or if they’re a duplicate cover set. So please, continue to check back occasionally for more Skrenda covers.

    I’m not sure how to allow photo comments on Word Press, sorry about that! Skrenda’s range was really something. So far, I’ve run into LOTS of romances, even more copyright fiction, a few mysteries, and a really interesting Wonders of the World book.

  3. ljbreedlove says:

    Hello, I read about you winning a prize for your collection. Thought I’d drop by. 🙂

    My mother was a high school English teacher and she raised me on books by Emilie Loring and Grace Livingston Hill. I reread a few recently – Loriing has held up surprisingly well. Hill not so much.
    Have you read either? I wouldn’t mind collecting a few Loring books, myself.

    Congratulations on your prize.

    Lois

    • Thank you, and thanks for stopping by to read my blog! My collection has both Emilie Loring and Grace Livingston Hill books, although I haven’t gotten around to reading one of them yet. The trick with both of those authors is finding a first edition in dust jacket. A few of my GLH books are reprints from my earliest days of collecting, as some of them really do have great cover art. Which Loring books did you like best?

  4. Hi Jessica,

    I’m a writer covering your Honey & Wax win for Bustle. Would love to get a few comments from you regarding your collection. Feel free to email me if you’d be willing to chat.

    Congratulations and best regards,
    Kristian Wilson

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