In a nutshell . . . READING IS MY FAVORITE.

I started writing book reviews on Amazon for fun in 2005. Now, 15 years later, I’m a Top 500 Reviewer with over 18k helpful votes and 50k+ views. I’m very active on Instagram and Goodreads, too, with 2k and 1k followers, respectively.

I mostly review recently published fiction, memoir, gardening, and wellness books. All books are rated out of five ladybugs, with 🐞 🐞 🐞 🐞 🐞 being the absolute best.

Feel free to mosey around Bug Bug and see what I’m reading. If you want to connect with me directly, my email address is

Happy reading!

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    1. Hi, how are you?! I didn’t intentionally set out to take a break, but wow, it’s been almost a year now since I’ve posted anything on the blog. I still post mini reviews on my Instagram (@thegoodbug) and on Goodreads. But my reviews aren’t as thorough, as “blog worthy,” if that makes sense. I may come back to it, though. How are you doing? I hope life is treating you well! 😄

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  1. Greetings! I love connecting with book reviewers, what with me being an author and all. 😉 Now I noticed you will review fiction, but I don’t think I see any fantasy on your virtual shelf. Am I correct in that? If so, then I shan’t slip a copy of my YAFantasy into your inbox–each to our own tastes, right? 🙂 Still, I’m happy to meet you, and look forward to more of your reviews!

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    1. Hi! Thanks for taking the time to check out my blog. 😀 You’re right, I don’t review fantasy. I’ve never really clicked with it for some reason, even when I was younger. But good luck to you with your book! I know it can be pretty grueling to get your work out there… Sending positive vibes your way! 🙂

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      1. Thanks so much! Every story’s worth celebrating, you know? And sure, I’d love it if everyone would read my book, but no one should have to be forced into reading another’s story. Even my husband doesn’t read my stuff, which is fine–he’s a big cinema history snob. 🙂
        Have a blast with your reading adventures!

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  2. My novella is called “the crazy and the whore”, I just figured that name out right now, if you have a suggestion as to not write the word a “whore” I would be more than grateful,

    Very quick sinopsis, is about a unsteady guy but who is fun and makes “funny” mistakes and gets eventually with a real whore and things get crazy but in a funny ironic way.


  3. Thank you so much for following my blog! Yours looks so awesome and so professional. I’m pretty new to the whole blogging world but I have so much passion for books. I would love if you had any advice for a great blog? I would love to get to a place where my blog was in the same place as yours. I can see how much work you have put into it. Again thanks for the follow I can’t wait to read more of your posts 🙂

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    1. Hey, and welcome to the blogging community! It took me some time to get my blog up and running. It’s easy to tweak the look, but the more difficult (and time-consuming) part is churning out interesting content! I started out not really posting that often, but now I try to post at least once or twice a week. Just go at a pace that works for you, and focus on having fun. Good luck with everything! 🙂

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  4. Hi! I came around your blog through ‘Discover’ and I am glad I did. I am from Perú, and I also love books! I actually started a blog related to fitness but books are so part of me that I started to do reviews aswell.

    Books are such a great and amazing part of my life, I think my mum had to do with this. Since I was little I always saw her reading instead of watching TV, I used to go with her to buy books (she often bought like 7 each time and let me pick whatever I want).

    I’m very excited to have found your blog! Lots of best wishes!!

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    1. Hi, thanks for your comment! I’m so glad to have “met” another book lover. 🙂 I’m the same way: books are a big part of my life and always have been–and I got that from my mom, too, actually. I checked out your blog a bit. Wow, good for you for taking control of your life and getting healthy. I hope you continue meeting those goals. I’m trying to get back into doing yoga, too. It’s hard to find time (especially with the kids around…), but I definitely notice a difference when I do it. It’s those little things in life that help keep us centered. 🙂

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      1. Totally agree! Hold on to those little things, they do make the difference!!!
        In my process of getting healthy, I’ve found out that it is different for everyone. We have our own world, one different from another, our own worries and struggles. The best thing is to find your own way to be the best version of yourself!
        Have a great weekend!

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  5. Great I have found your blog on Discover. We have a lot in common, share a lot: 3 kids and the love for books, possible good. However, I can’t post all my reviews, mainly during the winter/spring I can’t manage to publish a lot of reviews, let alone I can’t read much because I work. At the end of the day I reach my bed, can read only 3 pages and then fall asleep on my eBook. Anyway, reading is my passion, along with some other freetime activities. I am glad there are other women just like me around the world: no matter how many kids they have (how wild they are), they keep on dreaming on written pages. I will follow you!

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    1. Hi, Dom. I’m glad you found my blog, too. 🙂 I know exactly what you mean about falling into bed exhausted, only able to read a few pages at a time. I’m basically a zombie past 8pm, ha. And I completely agree that it’s nice to know there are other women like me who are trying to raise their kids and also carve out a little time for themselves. Are your kids young, too? I hope you get more time to read. I know for me, it’s so hard to find that time, but it sure helps my mental state. I’m following your blog, too, and I’m looking forward to reading your reviews! 🙂

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      1. My kids are 3, 9, 13 Maybe I just need some patience and in some years I will be reading more. And not only reading!
        Hope to write a review very soon. I am reading The revolving doors of life by A.Mccall Smith at the moment… 3 pages at a night

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        1. That’s what I tell myself, too. I figure I’ll have more time once all the kids are in school all day. That’s my hope anyway… Good luck with your book. It looks like a fun read. I’ve heard good things about that author. 🙂

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  6. Looking forward to reading your blog – I’m also a stay-at-home mom, but my kids are older and now I have time to do more. I know what you mean about being exhausted – when the kids are little, that’s about all you can do!

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    1. Thanks for taking a moment to comment! Yeah, this is a rough time. I know things will eventually calm down, but yikes. I’m following you now, too, and I’m looking forward to seeing what you are reading. 🙂

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  7. Hi: I am hoping that you are not two exhausted (I had four children so I can relate) to review my book: A Handbook for Grandparents: Over 700 Creative Things To Do And Make With Your Grandchildren. I would be happy to send you a pdf version of the book if you would be interested! Lynn

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