Hello! I am Ilana and welcome to my blog! I have had a lifetime love affair with books. My earliest memory is of watching my mother read in bed and staring at the pages and then eventually turning them. I had not yet learned to read but wanted to be like my mom, so I took a book, stared at the page, and when I thought enough time had passed I would turn a page. Of course I eventually learned what magic each page held and the worlds books could help transport you to. My earliest book loves were Nancy Drew, Laura Ingalls and Judy Blume. I soon moved on to the worlds of Narnia, hobbits, and Little Women.
I am glad that I grew up right before the world of computers and the internet took over. I think of myself as having one foot in the pre-computer world and the other one steeped in it. I love e-books, blogs, booktube, movies and television. I love being told stories in all formats, but books are still my first love.
I was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York where I currently live with my husband, also from Brooklyn, and are raising 2nd generation Brooklynites. We have a daughter and son who also love stories, but the movie and tv kind. I keep my fingers crossed that the book bug will one day bite them.