Hello, my name is Candice.

I have been a reading-crazed bookworm for as long as I can remember.  While other kids were collecting toys, I was collecting books.  When other kids were asking for bunk beds in their rooms, I was asking for bookshelves. Which is all to say, I have always chosen the path less traveled.

I love food, and I am exceptionally lucky to live in a city where there are more amazing culinary possibilities than I can keep up with.  I love wine.  I love to spend time with my friends, who light up my life in very real ways.  Coffee is key to my personal success. I love animals, especially the three that live in my house with me.  I love creativity and design, and discovering new ways to incorporate color and texture into my very minimalist aesthetic. I have trained professionally in yoga & meditation, because I love the practices. I live with my wonderful partner who doesn't always understand my obsession with reading, but who makes a terrific Instagram husband nonetheless.  I work full time as a facilitator and project management consultant which is a fancy way of saying I am a professional jack of all trades.

I love reading, it is my favorite way to unplug and unwind.  I can never name my favorite author because there are too many talented people that have rocked my world through literature.  I do, however, have an exceptional soft spot for Hemingway, and those are the works that I most often return to over and over again.

My most-read genre of choice includes mysteries and psychological thrillers, followed closely by literary fiction and memoirs, but I will read virtually anything that sounds interesting and piques my interest.

I started this blog because of my love for books, talking about books, writing about books, connecting with other book-obsessed humans and really needing a place to keep all of my work together. 

I have made so many incredible friends in the Instagram community, and I hope that this blog will become an extension of those relationships.  Of course, I will also use this blog to shamelessly work towards my new personal life goal of becoming one of those quoted review blurbs in the beginning of a novel.

If you are interested in collaborating with me in any capacity, please email me at csawchuk22@gmail.com. 

Thank you for coming to hang out with me on my little corner of the internet.  Don't be a stranger.


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