Prologue

Welcome to The Bibliologist! If you’re reading this, you’re probably new, lost, or an insanely talented navigator, because you’re in the right place! Take a moment to imagine someone nice waving at you, because I totally am, and I want you to acknowledge me because I can’t deal with rejection.

Ridiculously silly reviews. Ridiculously wonderful books.

The (not so secret) history

The Bibliologist rose from the ashes in the spring of 2016 after a series of unfortunate names and even more unfortunate posts. I’ve struggled to find my tone, but I think it’s screaming, and that’s more a problem for you than me because I’m already deaf. (What was that?)

I mainly scream over the books I’ve already read, but sometimes I scream over the ones I haven’t read, too, just to prove that I can. My reviews feature an unprofessional amount of gifs, lots of enthusiasm, and content guides that break down the age-appropriateness of each title because there’s nothing quite like breaking into a cold sweat, wondering how on earth this book is even YA???? (Been there.)

Find your next favorite book (that doesn’t make you blush in public).

Content guide breakdown

Any book I’ve labeled 10+ is safe for anyone. It’s my “G” rating, and it contains no offensive language, violence, sensuality, and/or substances. (You can find all of these books here.)

Any book I’ve labeled 12+ is safe for general consumption. It’s my “PG” rating, and it contains no offensive, minimal violence, and little romance. (All of these books are located here.)

Any book I’ve labeled 14+ is safe for older kids. These books are allowed a few more strikes but still fit into the “PG” category, containing mild language, some violence, and innuendo. (All of these books can be found here.)

Any book I’ve labeled 16+ has been written for more mature audiences. These books contain either frequent profanity, fatal violence, suggestive sensuality/innuendo, substance use, or a combination thereof. (You can find all of these PG-13 level books here.)

Any book I’ve labeled 18+ has sinned unforgivably. These books would be rated “R” if they were movies and contain either high volumes of harsh profanity, graphic violence, explicit sensuality/innuendo, substance abuse, or a combination thereof. I’m not even going to include a link to these books because I don’t want to think about them.

About the author

Finally, from so little sleeping and so much reading, his brain dried up and he went completely out of his mind.

Cervantes, Don Quixote

I think it’s high time I introduced myself, don’t you? My name’s Marie, and I’m an underage bookaholic. (What are you looking at me like that for? I’m doing fine.) 

I’m a third-year business student with an irrational love of Microsoft Office, Frédéric Chopin, and the color black, so that should tell you just how exciting I really am. I’m obsessed with anti-heroes, Kaz Brekker, and redemptive character arcs, but if there’s a trend there I refuse to see it.

My favorite books are usually set in Regency England or Victorian era Russia, but if I had to choose between Jane Austen and Fyodor Dostoyevsky, I wouldn’t. However, I firmly believe that Mr. Knightley is better than Mr. Darcy, and no one can ever change my mind. (There, I said it.)


The Bibliologist…elsewhere

Generally, I stick to the blog, but I also use Twitter to post reading updates, Pinterest to gather inspiration, and Instagram/Facebook to foster community. I have a Goodreads page as well, but finding the discipline to keep up with it has been a challenge! Feel free to add me on any and all. <3