I am horrible at writing these things, but here goes. I live in a tiny suburb of Boston, with far too many cats and dogs. And books, of course. I can't remember a time when I didn't love books; before I could read, I nagged people to read to me. I stayed up late at night reading even before I knew how to read in my head, which drove my mother crazy. I still stay up until the wee hours reading (although now I can read silently!) My love for reading has only gotten stronger over years of reading books under my desk and building up my own library. I'm much busier now, but I still make time to read. Actually, I read so much that it annoys people and interferes with my daily life. I hoard books. I walk into various people, signposts, and doors because I just have to know what happens at the end of chapter sixteen. It's an addiction, honestly. Other than reading, I'm obsessed with travel, movies and TV shows, dance, stagecraft, writing, etc. If anyone asks, I'm a Red Sox fan (I'm Bostonian, what did you expect?)
What kind of books do you read? Everything. Okay, that's not entirely true. I read mostly YA and only a few adult books. Still, there are only a few genres I won't read, and I do make the occasional exception. For more info on that, read the Genres section on the Policy page.
Why is your blog called Verity Reviews? As a reviewer, I always try to tell the honest-to-goodness truth in my reviews. I also like the quote "Fiction reveals truth that reality obscures" by Jessamyn West. The subtitle of the blog, Ex libris veritas, was inspired by that quote as well. It means "from the library, truth" in Latin. But the biggest reason is that I'm absolutely in love with Elizabeth Wein's Code Name Verity.
How often do you post reviews? I try to post regularly, but I'm usually pretty busy. I read 2-3 books a week most weeks, but I've had to start limiting the number of reviews I write. If I don't immediately have something to say about a book, I probably won't review it.
Verity Reviews was created in November of 2012 on tumblr. All reviews on this site belong to Emma McGrory