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About Jen

Welcome to my little home away from home- That's What She Read. This is my happy place...other than my couch, curled up with my two kiddos. 

I'm a bookworm, a mom, a wife, a food junkie and a family oriented daughter, sister and aunt. I love to write and dream every day of writing a novel and a collection of poetry. 

Mostly, I started this blog as an outlet, to tell anyone who wanted to know about what I was reading. As a kid, I remember stuffing a towel in the door jam so I could turn the lights back on to read after bedtime, so this lifelong hobby is something that has always been a passion. My bookstagram account is dedicated to reviews and recommendations, so please head there to explore! 

My book reviews accounts are where I can truly be myself and talk about the things that mean the most to me: my family, books, writing and trying each day to be a better version of myself.

You'll see random posts, thoughtful posts, book reviews and little bit of snarkiness here and there on this blog. And lots of pictures of wine glasses, half gone and enjoyed. 

I'm a lover of words and try to shape them in a way that makes the most out of what is in my heart and on my mind. 

Stick around, I promise it will be fun! 


  1. And she looked up at me with such innocence, such complete faith. I knew, no matter what happened, she must always know I did my very best.

  2. You can read in the car?

    Are you aware of the fact that you're a superhero?

    Me reading in the car... vom dot com.

  3. I am very impressed with the fact that you can read in the car! I have to keep ziplocks and garbage bags in my car because myself and my two boys constantly get car sick! I hopped over from the Bloggy Moms Blog Hop! Always great to find a fellow book lover, looking forward to coming back!

  4. I know, it's crazy I tell you, I have never met another person who isn't vomiting at the thought of reading in the car. Saved me a lot of boredom as a kid. Thanks for dropping by and can't wait for you to visit again!

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  6. I love reading too, and love sharing my latest reads. Blogging is great for sharing books. My first post on my blog was at the end of March this year, so I'm fairly new as well. I totally understand about blogging being a great outlet. It really is my form of therapy. I'm a bit addicted to writing now, which is a very good thing. Can't wait to visit again! Found you on Bloggy Moms September Blog Hop. :)

  7. Ok seriously...your family is freakin' adorbs!!! =) I'm loving this blog of yours!

    1. awww thanks!!! I am really loving your blog too!! :)

  8. Oh my goodness, I just love this!! I felt myself saying "me too" to most of it!! ;) I found your blog through the fall photo link-up. Your family is just precious!! I started my blog as an outlet, to have somewhere to get my thoughts out, and with each post, I think to myself, "well, even if no one else reads it, my mom will enjoy it!" ;) Have a beautiful day!!

  9. Oh HEY!! I'm a huge reader too! I seriously get antsy when I have nothing to read haha.

  10. Oh, this makes me wish that I could find time to read! That's it... I'm going to make it happen. Any good suggestions? :)

    You stopped by my blog, and I had to come over and check yours out! You have an adorable family! Looking forward to getting to know you. :)

  11. Found you via Crafty Home Improvement. Looking forward to following and reading what you think about... what you've read =]

  12. Stopping by from the linkup - you sound like a Supermom! Kudos to you xoxo

  13. Just happened upon your blog- love it! I literally read everywhere that I can- when I'm eating, when I blow dry my hair, in the bathtub, in the car- you name it, I've done it! Your kids are adorable, too. =)

  14. What great photos! Adorable children! I would say "cheers!" but it's not quite five o'clock in my neck of the woods.

  15. Your blog design is amazing and your kids are so cute!! I have so much respect for single mothers!!

  16. Dropping by from Bloglovin'! Love your blog!

  17. I have nominated you for the Inspirational Blogger Award- :) X


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