About Me

Hi! Thanks for stopping by my blog, and for checking out my About Me page! I’m always excited to “meet” new people, so please feel free to look around and leave a comment if it strikes your fancy.


  • My name is Merin. It’s pronounced like “Marin County, California”, or like the “mer” in “mermaid”. Mer-RIN. But don’t worry if you say it wrong, because everyone does!
  • I am a first grade teacher in a public elementary school in a suburb outside St. Louis, MO. I received my BA in Early Childhood and Elementary Education from Saint Louis University, and hold an MS in Library and Information Science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
  • There’s nothing better than curling up with a good book. It’s one of my favorite evening activities, and I try to indulge as much as is feasibly possible.
  • From St. Louis, Missouri, where I was born, raised, and currently still live. Cardinals’ baseball is my first love, aside from books, and I am an avid sports fan in general. Go Cards!

The majority of the books I read fall under the category of Young Adult Literature, although I do occasionally read other genres. My interests include paranormal fiction, faeries, Greek Mythology, Holocaust Studies, music biographies and history, among others.

Read and Reviewed now has a Google+ page! You can add me HERE.

A NOTE ABOUT FOLLOWING: I LOVE new followers! Please leave me a comment if you do decide to follow me, and I will make sure I follow back.


FTC DISCLOSURE: All items reviewed on this blog, whether purchased, borrowed from a library, or received as e-galleys/ARCs, are done so without any monetary compensation. All posted reviews – on any site – are the honest-to-goodness opinion of the reviewer and are not influenced in any way by the method of procurement.

EMAIL ME: Merin @ readandreviewed [at] gmail [dot] com – I’d love to hear from you!

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31 Responses to About Me

    • Merin says:

      Aww, thank you! ♥ I will try to put a post up soon; I actually got nominated for a couple of other awards, too, but haven’t had a chance to make the posts.

  1. jonababez says:

    Hi!!! Check your mail and my blog!!! Yes, you won! Congrats! :)

  2. Hi, I nominated you for a Liebster Adward – I really like your blog :-D
    Follow the link: http://theobsessivereader.com/2013/05/11/liebster-blogging-adward/

  3. I absolutely love your blog :) Definitely following you now.

  4. Tova says:

    Following! Anyone who’s a Rick Riordan fan is alright by me.

  5. Love your blog. New follower! :)

  6. beckyday6 says:

    Wow, I love the look of your blog, it’s so pretty!

    Happy reviewing. :)

  7. mrj6 says:

    Cool blog. I am currently trying different looks on mine and seeing what I come up with. If you have any suggestions, I’m all ears! Oh yes, and I’m a fiction writer who likes to blog about just about anything. Cheers!

  8. Gin Giles says:

    so glad I discovered your book blog, Merin!

  9. Lauren Webb says:

    Love your blog! I’m a new book blogger myself! Your blog is a great inspiration. I’m always looking for fellow readers/bloggers to chat with so be sure to stop by sometime and chat!


    P.s. Following was a must! So hello from a new follower *wave*

  10. Danie says:

    Love this blog! The layout is also gorgeous- just followed :)

  11. TyCobbsTeeth says:

    I was just poking around and thought I should let you know, you have a great blog going here.
    Thank you for sharing.

  12. I’ve just started my blog, and yours is a real inspiration! Love the design – and SO many reviews! Keep up the good work :-)

  13. marjma2014 says:

    Just followed you. I’m taking part in the #Treesof ReverieReadathon. Nice to find new bookish blogs to follow.

  14. ashdapoet says:

    Just followed you. Feel free to follow me back at http://pocketsfullofloveblog.wordpress.com/ Great blog.

  15. Awesome page! You’re blog is so cute and I now follow via RSS Feed in Feedly. Looking forward to future posts!

  16. Hey! I’ve nominated you for the Liebster Blog Award! I love reading your posts and though you deserve it :) Check out this link for more info https://writtenwordworlds.wordpress.com/2015/04/06/liebster-award/ I hope you’re having a great day!

  17. Hey!
    I really love your blog!
    It’s so adorable…the colours you have on your blog just are so pretty..
    My Opinion…you should design a book cover? Or Have You!
    Also, you post intelligent stuff here..
    So had to Follow

  18. Love the blog! Gorgeous layout and lovely writing style! :)

  19. Jenn says:

    Following! xx

  20. Mariana Nhi says:

    I’m so glad I found your blog! Your blog is awesome!

  21. Mariana Nhi says:

    I nominated you for the Blogger Recognition Award! Your blog is really lovely <3 https://bookisglee.wordpress.com/2015/07/20/blogger-recognition-award/

  22. Love your blog! New follower!!

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Thanks for visiting! I love receiving comments and do my best to respond to all of them. However, due to time constraints, this blog is now an award and tag free zone. I really appreciate the thought, but just don't have the time to pass them on.

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