Hi, I'm Stacy, lifelong bookworm and avid bookhunter.
Growing up an introvert in a lively Italian-American family, reading was my sanctuary, and books became a fundamental, essential part of me. I have loved reading my entire life, and I find particular meaning and joy in sparking (or nurturing) this love of reading in others.
But the key to loving to read is not just reading more books. It's reading the right books. And so there's something important that I want you to know: I'm a very picky reader. I've learned that just because a book is an international bestseller, or a prizewinner, or the pick of a popular book club does not guarantee that it will be at the top of my list -- or yours.
I've learned to scrutinize a book, to delve deeper than the statistics or automated read this next recommendations. So that your time spent reading, which can often be fleeting, is time spent with something impactful.
Books are only a haven if you truly enjoy what you are reading, or are moved in some way by the story, or best of all, if you become completely absorbed. And that's what led me to create Paperback Sanctuary. I want to get an engrossing book from my hands to yours, so that it inspires you to carve out a few moments of escape in your day, every day, month after month. Spreading happiness and joy, one book at a time. :)