About Us


Hello everyone,

My name is Rachel, I don't know really how to describe myself but I've been told that I smile a lot, and by a lot I mean all the time! Some people find this a little weird because seriously who smiles all the time? (Kerry's words) What can I say I'm just a happy person.

I love spending time with my fiance Chris and my family, watching movies and TV shows, listening to music (sometime making up my own words), staring at hot people like a stalker,  and reading.

When I was younger it 'wasn't cool' to read, so instead of being an outcast I became a sheep and followed the flock. When secretly at night I changed into a worm. A Book Worm!

To most people who asked I was only reading because my Dad paid me too. He not only bought the books, but gave me $5 a book to finish them. Somehow I managed to negotiate this to $10 as I got older. I was scamming my Dad. I think he secretly knew my dirty secret, that I loved to read, and was just playing along.

The first book I ever read was The BFG, but it wasn't until Harry Potter that I fell in love with reading. When I went to high school I stopped reading altogether, until my TAFE lecturer started talking about this book that was being turned into a movie. I pretended to be interested when really I thought she on crack, I just wanted to pass. A few months later I saw the trailer for the movie, and thought the guy was hot. So I had a great idea, I would read the book! I was on a deadline because the movie was coming out and I need to finish it beforehand. I started reading and couldn't put it down. Within a couple of hours I was finished and hooked. After a week I had finished the series. Of course it was Twilight.

I didn't think I would ever find another book that I would love as much as that so I stopped reading again. It wasn't until I was in desperate need of an escape from reality that I went on a reading rampage. By rampage I mean reading over 200 books in the last 7 months. No that is not an exaggeration! I have my Kobo to prove it.

Kerry thinks that I live in my own little happy bubble. I refuse to watch the news because it is too depressing, and if I I do most likely end up in tears. That is where our blog was born, from out of my bubble. A world where books are real, characters come to life, and everyone is smiling all the time!


Hey there everyone,

My name is Kerry. I'm a happily married, mother of two beautiful children. I love to bake, read, write and watch movies and TV.

I am typically quite a shy person. I usually come across as rude or mean because I don't have the confidence to go up and talk to people that I'm not comfortable with. That was Rachel's impression of me at least (and a few others I have now learnt of).

Growing up the only times I was confident and outgoing was when I was fighting along side Harry Potter, or telling Mr Darcy that he "were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry." These characters in my books where my heroes.

It was books that finally broke down my defenses and brought Rachel and I together. As I said I was a die hard Harry Potter fan, and I was still getting over the most suspenseful 10 years of my life when I read that people were starting to compare it to a new series. Some were even saying that this new series was better!!! Well let's just say I was hesitate to read this new book.

It was a few months later when I was sitting awkwardly in my lunch break at work with Rachel quietly reading next to me. Feeling uncomfortable, as I do in those situations, my sandwich became very interesting. That's when I saw it. Rachel was reading Twilight!!! I couldn't help myself,
"You're reading Twilight," I blurted out, shocking Rachel who I'm sure probably thought I was some sort of mute at this stage. "Is it good? I read that people are saying it's better than Harry Potter" I couldn't help asking. I had to know how people could possible be rating this book against one of the best selling books of all time.

I don't remember Rachel's answer exactly, she said something about really liking it. It was from then on I realized just how much I had in common with her. We had seen all the same movies (even the really bad ones that I swore I was the only person to have ever seen), and we loved all the same books. It was the beginning of a beautiful friendship. 

And yes if you are wondering I did end up reading (and becoming obsessed with) Twilight. I don't know if I could say that the books themselves were actually "better" than Harry Potter. I will still go to my grave clutching my Harry Potter's. 

1 comment:

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