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I am so glad you are here. My name is Aleigh and as you guessed, I am the ultimate book nerd who is the brains behind The Bookmarker. My day job is in advertising and media, my night/weekend job is buried beneath words. I am an *aspiring* author and when I’m not working on my writing, you’ll find me with my nose deep in a book for hours upon hours, working on this blog or spending time with my fiance and rescue greyhounds, Pippen + Paxson.

The vision for The Bookmarker came to fruition over a year ago and has served as a rewarding and creative outlet ever since. I have been an avid reader most of my life (I accredit this to my school teacher mom) and have found peace and fulfillment in writing. I decided to combine two of the things that mean the most to me and that’s how The Bookmarker was born!

I’ve made it a goal of 2019 to be more inclusive with what I post here. Originally starting out simply as book reviews, The Bookmarker has since expanded into all things ‘book-ish’, including monthly and yearly reading recaps, reading goals, summer reading guides, how to get out of a reading rut, and more. I hope to continue to make this blog a landing ground that covers many topics, not just reviews – all of which can be found under the Book Talk menu tab. Feeling overwhelmed or don’t know where to start? I recommend heading over to the Reviews by Category menu tab to find an organized list of reviews in one spot!

When I do post reviews, my standard rule of thumb for choosing what books to review is simple: if I love a book and would recommend it to others or if I feel strongly about a book and feel that its message needs to be heard, I review it. I review on a 5 star scale and books that are 2 stars and below I don’t typically review.

My books range from contemporary/literary fiction and memoirs to young adult and mystery. However, I have a super soft spot for historical fiction, so you’ll tend to see a lot.

I hope The Bookmarker will serve as inspiration for your next read or help to open up conversation and dialogue around the literary community. Happy reading, friends – may you read books that bring tears to your eyes and get so lost in stories that you never want to be found!


Book: The Nightingale – Kristin Hannah

Genre: Historical Fiction

Author: Kristin Hannah

Food: Mediterranean

Color: Black and White

Animal: Greyhound, duh!