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These are a few of my favorite things

Every reader has their favorites. Favorite book, favorite author, favorite series, favorite coffee order and even favorite place to read. To help you get to know me better as a reader and writer, to quote the queen herself Julie Andrews, "these are a few of my favorite things!" 

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St. Louis 

When I graduated college, I felt a tug to move back to the place I have called home since I was eight years old. St. Louis is a big small town where everyone knows basically everyone, has immense pride for sports, food and neighborhoods and always asks the beloved question: "so where did you go to high school?" (P.S. Go Chargers!) This place is my place. 


Historical Fiction

If any one genre has captured my heart, it's historical fiction. I dove into the genre quite early, all thanks to the American Girl book series, and now, I cannot get enough. World War stories, strong female characters, daring adventures, rare moments in history and a little bit of love woven in. Each destination takes me away and tugs on my heart strings every time. 

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Independent Bookstores

There is nothing better than shopping local. I am a frequent visitor of Novel Neighbor in Webster Groves, Left Bank Books in Central West End and Main Street Books in St. Charles. Not only does it support independent amazing booksellers, but it also gives back to our local reading community in more ways than one. 


A Really Good Latte

This is my weakness. Iced or hot, I'll drink lattes all the time. My go-to basic drink is a vanilla latte, but if I want to get fancy, I'll go for something cinnamon spicy or dainty like lavender or rose. Oh , I am also 100% a pumpkin spice queen in the fall. 

Chai Latte
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