About the Author

Hi, I’m Erica! I work so my books can have better shelf lives.

Once upon a time, roughly two years ago…

a girl named Erica (that’s me!) packed her bags and moved herself to Chicago, IL with nothing but an English degree, a part-time job at Barnes and Noble, and a dream of living in the big city.

Through some twists and turns of fate, she ended up in the finance world from 9:00 to 5:00. Her love for books sat patiently in a back crevice of her mind– waiting for her to say hello again.

That day finally came when Erica’s boyfriend introduced her to the West Elm website and she saw the perfect chair (the Crosby Mid-Century Armchair, to be exact). It was the chair she had dreamed of as a little girl when she first imagined owning a book nook as an adult. The chair was plush and spacious, perfect for curling up with a thick hardcover or dog-eared paperback. Her fire for the perfect book nook was lit again.

As she pinches pennies and patiently waits for the day her book nook project can start, Erica has returned to reading and wants to share her adventure back into the world of books with you. Join her through the creation of her book nook oasis as it grows, moves, and changes while she reading some great titles along the way.

Book reviews will be published on the last Sunday of each month with occasional posts on the second Sunday of the month thrown in.

My Favorite Quotes

“Be yourself; everyone else is already taken.”
-Oscar Wilde

“Laugh as much as you choose, but you will not laugh me out of my opinion.”
-Jane Austen

“Walk on air against your better judgement.”
-Seamus Heaney

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.”
-Maya Angelou

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
-St. Augustine

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say.”
-Flannery O’Connor