Month: May 2016

{re}Introducing Kathryn H.

It’s time for another round of (re)introductions to one of our authors. I am one of the two Kathryns who spells our name with a “y” (clearly the correct way if we own 50% of the Kathryn market share here at Bookly). I currently live in Washington Heights (NYC) with my husband, but we are about a week away from our brand new, permanent roommate arriving in the form of our first child – a daughter! After years of working in public relations for corporate clients, I left to pursue a new career and am now lucky enough to hold my dream job. I teach a 4s/5s class at a school for children with special needs – primarily language-based learning disabilities. Every day is an adventure and I couldn’t ask for a better way to spend my days! When I’m not at school, you can usually find me at one of our favorite neighborhood spots (Fort Tryon Park is our backyard), with family (particularly my husband’s sisters), or friends. When I’m at home, I’m usually reading (mostly baby books right …

May/June Book Announcement

Images © http://www.collider.com May and June are two of our combo months (along with December and January). We read just one book for May & June. It makes it a good time to catch on some other things. And this month (these months) the theme is: School’s Out! So, drumroll please… dun dah dah dah!!! Ok. That’s enough. For May & June we’ll be reading The Perks of Being a Wallflower. It’s a modern young-adult classic. Or at least that’s what we’ve heard. It’s one of those books that’s always on our TBR (to be read) lists, but somehow we’ve gone years without picking it up. And, maybe, watching the movie instead. Ahem. Well, enough procrastinating. It’s time to officially give this one a go. You in?? Well, you should be. And if the movie trailer doesn’t grab you (trust us, the story is about a lot more than it seems), here are a few more fun facts… The Perks of Being a Wallflower was written by Stephen Chbosky and first published in 1999. Chbosky is a native of Pittsburg, as is our protagonist Charlie. …