Welcome to the Bibliofile! I'm Jenn. I like books, and I like people who like books. I live in the SF Bay area (in Oakland), and I'm originally from Plano, Texas. I spend my days hanging with a very cute white, fluffy dog named Peanut. She's the best. Books have always been my way of escaping my little bubble and entering into another world. I've loved reading my entire life. I read all sorts of things, but mostly let my curiosity dictate what to read next. I'll sometimes slog through a hardcore literary novel just for the sake of being able to say I did it, but I'm at heart a pleasure reader. I read because it's fun. I've been blogging ever since blogging existed. I started this site in particular as a place where I could post bits and pieces of book reviews from old blogs, plus a place to post some new stuff from time-to-time. The older posts have been imported over from other blogs and places.
Browse through the books to see what types of books I review. I read both ebooks or hardcopies, but I generally don't review self-published books. If you have something you think would be good for the blog, feel free to reach out with a boilerplate description of the book. Please don't feel like you need to craft a personal message to me. Your time is valuable and should be spent writing! If it's something I'm interested in, I will follow up.
Partnerships and Affiliates
I don't accept compensation in exchange for positive reviews. I do host various forms of other literary content (giveaways, author interviews, etc.) for books similar to those on The Bibliofile. I'd also consider working with publishers on specialized content for specific books. For partnership requests, please reach out. The Bibliofile is part of affiliate programs such as the Amazon Associates and Barnes and Noble affiliate programs. I also read and review books from Netgalley.
Frequently Asked Questions
Where did you get the template for your website?I coded it by hand. If you have a specific question about how to achieve a certain effect, feel free to reach out and I'll try to help if I can.
Where do you get the images you use for the headers and on the site?I design them in Photoshop. It usually consists of looking for the highest quality photos available of the book covers and then moving around the text to make the headers. For some blog posts, you'll see some illustrations in the header images. I am not an artist, so these illustrations are generally purchased from Creative Market, and then I'll add text and other design elements in Photoshop.
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