Staff Picks: Carissa

I’ve been in avid reader since I was two years old (according to my mom).  Starting out with Dr. Seuss books and moving up to Boxcar Children, Little House on the Prairie, and many others later on.  Being an only child and having no other kids around, I spent a lot of time playing school with my stuffed animals and pretending I was one of the Boxcar children.  Today, I try to instill the same love and reading and playing in my three kids.  I love reading nearly all genres and never go anywhere without a book.  I don’t have a lot of free time (and spend it mostly reading!), but some other things I enjoy are:  playing with my two mini-dachshunds and Shih Tzu, spending time with my husband and kids,  walking, eating chocolate, and decorating my house.

My Top Picks

This is a list of books that have had an impact on my life or that I just love!  I own all of these have read each of them at least twice (in no particular order).