My name is Erin, and this is a chronicle of my reading journey. I read contemporary fiction, historical fiction, fantasy, science fiction, and the occasional memoir/biography or collection of essays. My favorite authors include Kurt Vonnegut, Joan Aiken, Neil Gaiman, and Haruki Murakami.

In the time I spend not reading, I have been an English teacher and still work in education. I enjoy cooking and hanging out with my husband, two cats, and a turtle.

Here is my rating system:

★= It wasn’t for me.

★★ = There was something appealing, but it had too many issues I couldn’t get past.

★★★ = It was all right and had some good qualities that made it worth reading.

★★★★ = I definitely liked it and would recommend it to others.

★★★★★ = It is a really awesome book that I will likely read again and recommend to others.