First and Foremost I am a book lover. I read everything from 3-5 story books, and teen, and fiction. I love a good story with strong characters. I have been reading since I was born. Some of my earliest memories were of reading books with my parents and then starting to by myself.

Having my own family now I am blessed to be able to pass on some of these stories to my children and learn of some of the new ones that have come out since I was a kid.

I also love things like being outside and playing with my dog Jagger. I am also starting to love cooking and look forward to bring you cooking books as well 🙂

I hope to bring this love to the web with my blog. I will review and rate all the books I come across. Plus let you know what is coming out and any recommendations you might have.

All of my reviews are honest and truthful to how I feel. In no way does getting Advanced Reading Copies or requests for a review change how my opinion on how I like the book.

The views expressed on this website are mine alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of my employer. 


I look forward to sharing my love of books with you. Reading is a wonderful journey that we can take it together.

10 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Dear Novel Pathways,

    By way of introduction, my name is Reed Abbitt Moore. I am the author of the children’s book
    “Piggy Sense! Save it for a Rainy Day.”

    Piggy Sense! lays the foundation for children to learn how to earn money, save money, and spend it wisely while having the ability to help those in need. Piggy Sense! With its delightful illustrations will help convey the attitude children should have towards money and what it can do.

    I would love to have you review Piggy Sense! And provide your feedback whether it is good, bad or indifferent. Let me know if you are willing to review the book.


  2. Hi!
    My name is Shaunakay Francis, an author based in Canada. I have recently co-written a book which will be released on January 19th and was wondering if you would like to review it.

    Below is a synopsis of my book and attached will be the book cover as well. If you agree to do the review; I will shipped out a copy to you asap.

    Name: The Sabbath
    Authors: Arthur Nsenga & Shaunakay Francis
    Genre: Science Fiction

    Would you rather suffer for eternity, or die peacefully?

    What if you had no choice?

    The morning after witnessing a spectacular meteorite shower, Cory and his girlfriend Lana didn’t expect to wake up immortal.

    News bulletins claim the meteorites have released a chemical compound called ATHENS which has caused mutations in the human race. The twisted outcome has left people unable to die but with an increased sensitivity to pain.

    Now with the majority of food supplies contaminated, and the rich controlling what little is left, the desperate young couple are force to go on merciless food raids just to stave off the pain.

    During which they accidentally discover a secret government device and find themselves caught up in a diabolical plot to control the future of humanity.

    Realizing that there is more to ATHENS than what they were led to believe; Cory and Lana set out on a crusade to uncover the truth. Their journey will lead them into the darkest depths of humanity. If they can follow the trail, they may be able to find some answers.

    But will the cost of knowing the truth be too much?

    Thank you,
    Shaunakay Francis


  3. Hello –

    I would love to send you a copy of my YA novel, DREAMCATCHER, in return for a review. It was published on September 17, 2015 and was included in the November issue of Kirkus Magazine – Kirkus Best Books of 2015. I’ve added a brief synopsis below to help you determine if it is a book that interests you. Thanks for your consideration.
    Ann Curtin

    Jesse Alvarez is tired of being the new kid every time his dad takes a job on another ranch. It doesn’t help that Cade Savage, the boss’s son, is a bully who has everything Jesse wants—money, a permanent home, horses, and most of all, a mother who lives with his family.
    Then Jesse meets Aaron Little Elk, who lives on the Wind River Reservation, steals scraps of yarn from the art room to make dreamcatchers, and never stops talking about his older brother Reuben. Despite that, they become friends, and when Aaron stops coming to school, Jesse worries—and learns of a secret Aaron has been harboring.
    As he tries to find out what’s happened to his friend, Jesse must unravel the mystery of Aaron’s dreamcatchers and their connection to the wild paint mustang only Aaron can handle. Part contemporary Western, part ghost story, Dreamcatcher is ultimately a novel about friendship, the pain of letting go, and the importance of holding on to what remains behind


  4. Submission for Review . . .

    RIOT: A 1960s Love Story
    by Charles S. Isaacs
    ISBN-13: 978-0692486962 ISBN-10: 0692486968
    Harpers Ferry Press
    458 pages

    Two young lovers find each other just as the Vietnam War, the Antiwar Movement, and the Black Power Movement near their explosive peaks. Excitement, danger and heartache lie ahead.

    It’s September 1967. Steve Harris – white, idealistic, naïve — begins his freshman year. During that year, he will fight to end the war, fall in love, confront painful truths about his family, and be jailed and beaten by police. Through this crucible, he emerges with a transformed consciousness, of the world and of himself.

    His awakening begins with a rousing antiwar speech delivered by Emma Gold, a Depression-era radical. When Emma introduces him to young Cat Crawford — inter-racial, brilliant and exotically beautiful – his bewitching is complete. The two students’ instant friendship blossoms before long into a passionate love affair. Their bond is tested, though, by the mounting demands of the times, and by their own deep-seated psychological issues.

    1968 is marked by campus unrest, urban rebellion, assassinations, and political violence that leads the two into clashes with the Chicago Police and the National Guard. The story builds to a heartrending climax during the street battles surrounding the Democratic National Convention.

    This is a complex, fast-paced journey on an emotional roller coaster, punctuated by flashes of self-discovery and bursting with political and sexual passions.

    CHARLES S. ISAACS has been a schoolteacher, college professor, social activist, community organizer, financial analyst, real estate consultant, gambler, Congressional aide, storyteller and occasional journalist. His undergraduate studies were in Mathematics (LIU-Brooklyn), after which he attended the University of Chicago Law School, living on the city’s South Side, when and where this story is set. His later graduate work was in the Social Sciences, earning an M.A. (New School for Social Research) and a Ph.D. (The Union Institute & University).

    His most recent book is the award-winning Inside Ocean Hill-Brownsville: A Teacher’s Education, 1968-69. He currently resides in Newburgh, New York.


  5. Hello,
    I found your blog through Bookworks–what a great site. I am requesting a review of my award winning MG book, Bumbling Bea. Here is a very short synopsis:

    Beatrice thinks she has no talent, but that doesn’t stop her from auditioning for the annual middle school play. Easy! Except Michiko, a new girl from Japan, shows up and ruins everything.

    So begins Beatrice’s humorous and diabolical plan to scare away Michiko. But Michiko has goals of her own with no plans to leave soon. Then there’s that “other” girl, Bumbling Bea, who is such a blabbermouth.

    What’s a girl to do? Plenty.

    I look forward to hearing from you and thanks!

    Deborah Baldwin


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