Hello lovely reader of bbooksmart.com! My name is Emily and I’m the writer and creator of Be Book Smart. I’m seventeen years old and a senior in high school. As you can probably tell by my website, I’m crazy about reading. childrens_garden

My love of reading began when my parents would read me a nightly short story, which progressed to me reading them myself as a toddler. Soon I was reading short chapter books, like my favorite at the time, Junie B. Jones. While my brother was playing with legos and GI Joes, I was always happy to be sitting down with a  great book. My love of reading progressed so quickly, my parents would constantly find me reading in the most random of times: during dinner at a restaurant, tucked into my covers with a book and a flashlight late at night, and even at my own birthday parties.

Seventeen years later and nothing has changed, if anything my love of reading has only grown. I read everything from young adult fantasy, to adult literary fiction, to middle-grade contemporaries and everything in between. I’m constantly trying to broaden the types of books I read in order to have a wide variety of knowledge in literature. As well as trying to open my eyes to new genres, I also enjoy discovering novels from unique and different perspectives to learn more about the world around me.

Field2RGBReading has proven to be more than just a hobby to me, during my junior year it became my lifeline. With a terrible unknown illness, the only place I could find solace was in my books. Reading helped me escape and find happiness in a terrible situation. It was my rescue! This experience prompted me to reach out to more people and encourage them to read and expand their knowledge. Thus came the creation of Be Book Smart!

Other than reading, I enjoy playing tennis, spending time with friends and family, and eating oreo ice cream. I will be attending college next year and am excited to start my future in engineering or medicine.

I hope you enjoyed learning about me and my reading journey. Thank you for supporting Be Book Smart! Feel free to subscribe to get a notification of every time I post. Also, you can add me as a friend on GoodReads to always know what I’m reading.

Stay Book Smart,

Emily