About Me

My Reading Background

For as long as I can remember (and even before then, as evidenced by the picture above), I have loved books.  I loved the feel of them, the weight of them in my backpack, the shiny, colorful covers, the crisp pages…but most of all, I loved the words inside of them.  Of course I read my share of Sweet Valley Twins and the Baby Sitters Club, but I was also introduced to characters like Anastasia Krupnik,  the Pigman, and Jonas from The Giver.  I entered the worlds of S.E. Hinton through The Outsiders and That was Then, This is Now.  I ran through the fields of Green Gables with Anne and laughed as she got drunk off of currant wine.  I entered the garden with Mary Lenox and breathed in the magic of the space created by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

As I grew older, my passion for reading only grew but I found that I truly love books for the middle grades and YA reads.  Luckily, I became a language arts teacher which gives me a great excuse for reading all of the time.  I am a recent addition to the world of book blogging but I honestly feel that books are meant to be discussed/argued about/mulled over and am excited to be part of the on-line conversation.  I love talking about books with just about anyone.  I hope that you will join me in the discussion.  Welcome to Literature for Lunch!

About Me

My name is Jennifer, and I am a language arts and science teacher from the Midwest.  I am married to a decidedly non-book lover (I am still trying to convert him!) and have a lumpy, stubborn bulldog named Oliver.  When I don’t have my nose in a book, I enjoy running, Mexican food (the reason for all of the running), Diet Coke and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes! I also LOVE the band Journey.  As for my favorite books, that needs a whole page to itself.  Check out my Top 10 page for a comprehensive list.


You can e-mail me at lit.for.lunch@gmail.com

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