Welcome to the Deliberate Reader!

The Deliberate Reader because great books shouldn't be hard to findThere are a lot of books out there, aren’t there? Whether you read one book a year or 100, you still have to make tough decisions about which books will get your attention.

That’s where I want to help.

I may be a stay-at-home mom currently, but I’m a librarian by educational background and previous work experience. I also worked for a time in a large bookstore where I excelled in matching someone with the perfect book, and I got tremendous joy from connecting readers and books.

Here at The Deliberate Reader I’ll:

  • review the latest books I’ve read
  • share about my favorite reads from the past
  • offer reading tips and suggestions

There are always more books that I’d like to read than I have reading time, so I have to be more deliberate in my choices. I hope to help you get the most of your reading time as well.

Sound good? Get The Deliberate Reader by email, or subscribe to my RSS feed.

Curious about what’s on tap?

Tomorrow I’ll have the first book review, and next week I’ll share some ideas on how to find great books to read. October will be a busy month as I’m going to be sharing 31 Days of Great Nonfiction Reads. Hopefully you’ll find something new and appealing!

Still want to know more?

For more about me, check out my about page. And I love hearing from you, so please feel free to comment on posts, or send me an email at sheila(at)deliberatereader(dot)com. Let me know what you’re reading!

You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest, and Goodreads.


  1. Oh, I’m really excited to read your review tomorrow!

    Also, what a great idea for a blog. I have a really hard time with this, deciding which books are worth my time. I love to read, but time is valuable, too.

    Congrats on your launch. I’m subscribing right now!

  2. I’m SO excited about your new blog. Congratulations! I’ll be following along! 🙂

  3. Yay! Doing a happy dance for you right now 🙂 Been looking forward to this new site!

  4. Yay, Sheila!
    I love your idea for 31 days. I am looking forward to what books you share.
    And, it is so cool that you were a librarian and worked at a bookstore. If I ever got a job, that is one I’d love!


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