Meet the Bookcase Bloggers
Hey friends! I am Becky, I am the total book and coffee freak behind the blog these days. I am a homeschoool mom of teenagers. I have been an avid reader most of my life. The first book I remember devouring would be the Babysitters Club books. I could not wait for the next book to come up. I would hide under my covers with a flashlight and read and read for hours. I loved books and the adventures. I wasn’t always the most social kid and books created a life for me. I will never forget the first “adult” book I picked up; it was the Conquest by Jude Deveraux. I think I was 15. I stole the book from a pile beside my mother’s bed. I was totally hooked from that moment forward and haven’t looked back. There isn’t a book I won’t read but my most favorite is the romance genre. These days I spend my time educating my children, drinking coffee, beta reading and working as a copy editor. Follow me on Instagram, Good Reads and Facebook.
Blogger and Co-Host
I am a coffee and book obsessed SAHM. Since I have started reading, I have devoured every book set in front of me. I started reading romance when I was younger when I stole my mom’s harlequin deliveries and hid in my room to read them. I am a borderline speed reader, and it isn’t unheard of for me to devour a book (or 3 if I have the time) in a given day. I love the written word and can’t get enough of it. Give me a book, and I will read it, but romance is my jam. I have been the SAHM for almost 10 years now and I have loved every second, but now that my littlest is an all-day school kid, I have found an amazing new tribe of friends in the bookish community. When I am not reading, I love to kayak on the creek by our home with my family, long hikes, sewing, crocheting, and occasionally using my ART degree from college. I have slowly been dipping my toes back into the working world as a personal assistant and editor/proofreader, while working around part-time remote learning with my kiddos. You will find me with my hand always attached to a coffee cup, but the contents can vary from coffee to wine and everything else in between. Because honestly, everything is better from a coffee mug.
Buzzing about Romance’s Duchess of Historical Romance.
Katie, fanatic of books, beer, & coffee. She is a marketing coordinator by day, and romance reader by night (and any other time in between). She met her husband in Colorado when she moved there almost 5 years ago. They met at work, and he’s younger than her… anyone want to write that HEA? Katie started reading romance only a few years ago because a dear friend of hers kept pushing her to try them and read them, and once she read her first romance, Sarah MacLean’s Nine Rules To Break When Romancing A Rake, she never ever looked back! Katie will read a mystery/thriller, or autobiography here and there, but romance is where her heart truly lies. When she is not reading, she also love to crochet, cross-stitch, drink craft beer, spend time outside in the Rockies with her husband, and re-watch Parks & Recreation on a loop. She is truly flattered Becky & Brittni have asked her to join them as we compare historical books and their movie/TV adaptations!
Blogger and Hockey Romance Guru
Hello! I am Heather and I am a hockey obsessed boy mom of two from Minnesota! I am a Special Education teacher by day, a crazy hockey mom by night and then read well past my bedtime…because I have zero respect for morning Heather.
I have been a reader as far back as I can remember. I would race home and feverishly create a wish list when book orders came out, and I remember devouring all of the Babysitter Club books as quickly as they were released! As part of summer vacation prep my mom and I would make a run to the bookstore and library….I think packed as many books as we did outfits! When I found out I was pregnant with our first baby the first thing I bought for our baby was a book, Llama, Llama Red Pajama. I loved creating a library filled with the books my boys love, and carried my love of books into my classroom where I built a large classroom library for my elementary and middle school students. Not only do I love books, but I love talking about books! I love when people ask me for recommendations!
Over the years I spent my summers reading, and once school started back up I was always crazy busy and reading went by the wayside. A few summers ago I jumped back into the romance genre and decided to make reading a priority because I love reading so much. In January of 2020 I jumped into the bookstagram world, and then during the quarantine of 2020 I really became immersed in the romance community. Reading and the book friends that I made really kept me sane! I love this supportive community and all the amazing indie authors I have met.
I love all kinds of romance but have a serious soft spot in my heart for hockey romances, mafia, brothers best friend, fake relationships, and grumpy alpha males!
When I am not reading, I love to craft, bake & cook with my boys, take long sunset boat rides, watch lots of hockey, hang out with my family and binge watch on Netflix.
If we aren’t already friends on IG, I would love to meet you! Follow me at @mnhockeymomreads