About The Bibliofile

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.

The types of books I’m interested in:

  • Bestsellers
  • Literary Fiction
  • Historical Fiction
  • Mysteries
  • Memoirs or Biographies
  • Humorists or Satirists
  • Popular Non-Fiction
  • Business and Leadership

Review Policy: I generally only review books in the genres listed above, and anything I would consider would likely be similar to other things I’ve reviewed previously. Either ebooks or physical copies are fine. I 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 description of the book. Thanks!

Please don’t feel like you need to craft a personal message to me. Your time is valuable and should be spent writing! I’ll know based on your book description (and any links, images, etc.) if it’s something I’m interested in and will follow up if so. As long as you are not spamming me, I don’t mind if it’s boilerplate.

Partnerships: I don’t accept compensation in exchange for positive reviews. I would love to host various forms of other literary content (giveaways, author interviews, etc.) but only for books similar to those on The Bibliofile. If you have something like that, please do reach out here. The Bibliofile is part of the Creative Market Partner and Amazon Associates programs.

Discussion and Replies


  • scribeforlove February 14, 2018

    Bravo to you!

  • Pisaries Creator February 14, 2018

    what a great blog. i love it. i wish i had the drive to read as much as you do. all i really have time for is book recommendations and sparse at that. have a great rest of the week.

  • Pearl February 15, 2018

    It’s rare to find a reviewer who writes so well, and you write with so much depth about the books you’ve read. Unfortunately, I’m an indie author, so wouldn’t presume to ask you to look at my work. I will keep an eye on your work though. I have subscribed and will look forward to your next post. Oh, and btw I love your banner illustration.

  • Karlita February 15, 2018

    Following you here on your blog. I love it! Your site is amazing! :)

    • Jennifer Marie Lin February 15, 2018

      thank you! and thanks for dropping by!

    • Karlita February 15, 2018

      Anytime! :)) Will checking more of your blog. I’m sure I’ll find a book to read. :)

  • booksdogsandcats February 18, 2018

    Beautiful dog and amazing setting…..🐶

    • Jennifer Marie Lin February 18, 2018

      Haha, yeah she’s my pride and joy! Thanks for dropping by! :)

  • booklovinggrandma February 26, 2018

    You are my kind of person! I’m in the middle of reading three books simultaneously, including the subject of my post. Even though I “retired” because my position was eliminated, I go by the adage (which I might have made up): You can take the librarian out of the library, but you can’t take the library out of the librarian.” Keep reading.

    • Jennifer Marie Lin February 27, 2018

      Haha, that’s a good adage (made up or not!) — always glad to connect with fellow book lovers! Thanks for dropping by!

  • Dori Fritzinger February 28, 2018

    A fellow book junkie- cool

  • Plant Powered Buddhist March 2, 2018

    Certified bookworm here too! Happy reading :)

  • Lisl March 3, 2018

    Just read your review for _The Last Black Unicorn_ and I have to say I looove your style! I agree about memoir being partially made up, though as you say it has to do with faulty memory and that completely fabrications and lies are not cool. One of my lit classes was all about memoir and autobiography, the differences between them, study of memory and so on. That portion alone brought back some great memories of discussions we had in class.

    I also love your list of books read, partly because I have one that I’ve been trying to read (Biff) – nobody else ever heard of it it seems! – and you are so on the same page as me in terms of reading what I feel like reading of the multiple books I’ve got going at the same time. I think I have seven listed on Goodreads!

    Oh and your front page banner: loooooove it!!! (said in a sing song voice :P )

    Looking forward to reading much more, have a great day and stay warm! ~Lisl~

  • hippogriff April 5, 2018

    Hi Jenn,

    Thanks for stopping by my site! I’ll be adding you to my blogroll and I’m looking forward not only to catching up on what you’ve been posting about, but looking forward to new posts as well.


    Brian (Hippogriff)

    P.S. Peanut is adorable!

  • Paulie June 17, 2018

    I am a fellow Bay Area resident. As someone who loves books I expect to visit your site often

  • Lily @ Sprinkles of Dreams June 24, 2018

    I only just found your blog completely by accident, but ohmygosh, it’s gorgeous! I can’t wait to read more of your posts, Jenn! <3

  • Bevel June 24, 2018

    Your page is awesome

  • Kristine August 19, 2018

    Just wanted to swoop by to let you know I love the design of your site! I 100% want to steal it.

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