I’m Kait, and I run Scintillating Reads, the book blog you’re currently browsing.
I also run goodwinkait, where I (theoretically) blog about web development, and my Skillcrush blueprint, but I’m terrible at posting regularly on there. You’re much better to stay here and read about books. 🙂
If you were to follow me around for a day (although why you’d do that I have no idea… I’m not that interesting), you’d find me on my way to work at a library! I’m a Children’s Room Library Assistant, and I absolutely adore my job. While there, I help patrons check their items in and out, deal with any crises that arise, and work on the Interactive Book Finder, a project that connects middle grade readers to their perfect book. (It also won me the Employee of the Month award for May 2016!)
After work, I catch a ride back home (I’m working on getting my driver’s license, but I’m not quite ready) and pick up my Kindle. Usually dinner and a few other things get worked in there as well, but I like to have at least two hours every night of uninterrupted reading time before bed.
I mostly read YA fiction, but occasionally I work in some middle grade stuff so I have the best recommendations for kids at work. Science Fiction (but not really fantasy) and Historical Fiction are my favorite genres. My absolute favorite thing is when time travel /or parallel universes are featured in a good story. Claudia Gray’s Firebird Series does a splendid job with this, so go read that if you like (it’s a trilogy, yay!).
This blog is for NetGalley reviews (free books yay!), Bookish Memes (see Top Ten Tuesdays), Reading Challenges, and anything else book related that I put on here. I’m very excited to start blogging about books, and I can’t wait to meet all the lovely people in the bookish community!
Oh, one last thing: if you have any questions for me, never hesitate to shoot me an email at scintillatingreads [@] gmail [dot] com. I’d love to hear from you! 🙂
Well Wishes & Candy Fishes,
P.S. I like exclamation points and smiley faces a lot, so be ready for that! 🙂