Hi. My name is Angela and I have a serious book obsession. Admitting my problem is the first step to recovery, right?! What are the other steps? Actually, you know what? I don’t even want to know what comes next. If having a love for books is a problem then I can tell you in good faith that I will never recover.
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It started with a children’s almanac all those years ago. I carried it everywhere. I read it from cover to cover more times than I could count. It was the learning of nature and the everyday world that pulled me in? The numbers, the facts, the statistic amazed me. That book was my first true love. Go ahead and giggle. I don’t care. I was (am) a book nerd and so proud of it.
Later, I moved on to The Baby-Sitters Club. I saved up my allowance to for weeks just to buy the next book in the series. My best friend and I always went straight to the bookstore when venturing through the mall. After we made our purchases it was off to Pier 1 Imports to by bath beads. Yep. Complete dorks!
During my preteen/teen years, I traded books (just for a bit) for magazines. Sassy, anyone? I just came across a book, How Sassy Changed My Life: A Love Letter to the Greatest Teen Magazine of All Time, that I am dying to read now! Then moved on to Stephen King novels because I was a rebel by then and loved all the curse words. Shame on me!
When I started college, thanks to Oprah’s Book Club my taste in books change dramatically. She’s Come Undone, The Pilot’s Wife, and A Map of the World became my new favorites.
My mid to late-twenties were spent reading biographies and other nonfiction books – My Life by Bill Clinton, Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert, and Marley & Me: Life With the World’s Worst Dog by John Grogan just to name a few.
My thirtieth year brought about chick lit. Anything by Kristin Hannah or Jodi Picoult. Soon, I started reading books on fertility when getting pregnant became troublesome. I also discovered young adult books to take my mind off my want for a child. Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children was the best even though it was totally about children!
Since becoming a mom my focus shifted to children’s books. I’m sure it’s tough finding time to read when you have one kid. I have three all the same age, so that means reading a good book just for myself is rare. In the last 3.5 years, I have come to appreciate children’s authors. My love for Nancy Tillman will be never-ending. Her words are extraordinary and I love Anna Dewdney and her Llama Llama books. Then there’s the Usborne Books and More. Have you heard of them?
I hadn’t until the kids received some of their books as gifts. I never purchased any because you have to buy them through one of their consultants and I didn’t know consultants. Then one day my friend (and the kid’s former NICU nurse) invited me to host a UBAM Facebook party. She had become a consultant and was just starting her business. I agreed to host. And that was that. I was hooked. So, guess what?! Now I’m a consultant too!
With a bit of hesitation, (I have been a direct sales consultant before and hated it) I joined her team. I mean, after all, it would be books I was offering. And I L-O-V-E books. Have I mentioned that?!
Here’s what I want you to know and I’ll stop bugging you. Host a party during my incentive period and get double the rewards! That means that you double the dollar amount you would earn being a hostess. If your show sales totaled $350, normally you’d get $60 in free books, but while I’m still in my incentive period you’d get $120 in free books!
So, without being super pushy (because I hate that as much as the next person) I want to ask you, my lovely readers and followers – Do you love books? Would you like to host a party? Yes? No? Maybe, but I’d like more info. Let me know! I’d love the opportunity to help you earn FREE BOOKS!
P.S. I’m still buying books for myself too. I went nuts on Amazon Prime Day and bought five books – The Year We Turned Forty, The Nightingale, The Status of All Things: A Novel, In Twenty Years: A Novel, and The Perfect Neighbors: A Novel. It will probably take me a year to read them. But by golly, I want the world to know, even with triplets #istillread!