My name is Yvette. I’m just a middle-brow reader who enjoys a good story, recipe or how-to.
In my twenties I became a certified chef and in my thirties a K-8 educator. I’ve worked in various industries, including steel fabrication and software. In 2005 I obtained my Bachelor’s in Integrated Studies with a focus in Culture, Literature and the Arts.
I started this blog in 2015 as a place to express and share my love of books and reading.
Star rating systems are a bit arbitrary by nature. I don’t always use a star rating, but when I do, it is much like the one I used as a substitute teacher:
5 stars = Fantastic!
4 stars = Really Good!
3 stars = Good. Solid effort with some room for improvement.
2 stars = Not good. Improvement needed.
0 or 1 star = Oh, boy, were there some problems!