Monday, August 22, 2016


Hi! It's Me!
My name is Melyssa, and I love books. I love reading books. I love browsing coffee table picture books. I love coloring books. I love eBooks. Most of my free time is spent reading fiction. However, I enjoy reading non-fiction as well as fiction and non-fiction books about the Holocaust (World War II period) and the Civil Rights era.

I believe we are living in a time where people don't read; they scan. In our world of immediate gratification, 140-character summations, animated gifs and video, reading is becoming a lost art form. We are overfed with information and starved for time, therefore, we consume it as quickly as possible often missing out on nuggets of wisdom. 

I've always read, and as an adult I enjoy reading with book clubs and the voracious discussion that results from them. As an avid reader, I appreciate the written word, the beauty of a carefully constructed sentences that evoke emotion. So, the genesis of this blog is to marry two things about which I am extremely passionate - reading and writing. (Sorry to disappoint, but there will very little [read: none] 'rithmetic going on here.)

Why A Page Before Bedtime? I'm so glad you asked! I am, like most people, constantly searching for a way to get 26 hours worth of busyness into 24. If I'm honest with myself I don't have time to read (I don't have time not to read either.) But I make time because I make time for things that are important to me. Most of my reading occurs, a few pages at a time, right before slumber.

If you're reading this, first, thanks for being a reader! The world needs more of you! Secondly, thank you for devoting some of your precious time to consume my thoughts that have become words. My hope is that you enjoy my writing. I hope you encourage me in my growth, and I hope you celebrate my successes.

So, if you bump into me in cyberspace or real life, ask me what book I'm in the middle of ... because I am always in the middle of a book.

Until then ... Read on!


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