Welcome! I’m Kristen, mild mannered librarian by day and insatiable book carnivore by night. I love anything and everything related to books, reading, and the literary world.
I’ve been an elementary/middle school librarian for 7+ years, but my passion for reading WAY precedes my career. It isn’t a stretch to say that I’ve been passionate about books since the moment my parents first read Goodnight Moon to me (my first word was “moon” – I kid you not.) Reading and talking about books with kids all day is completely awesome, but I realized that I wanted to share my love of literature with adults as well. And so this blog was born!
I created High Shelf Esteem for all my readerly kindred spirits who love the written word and want to enhance their literary lives. Whether you’re a bibliophile, a parent of a bookworm, or have been trying to get through the same book at bedtime for the last 3 months, I am so glad you’re here.
High Shelf Esteem is dedicated to the celebration and exploration of being a reader. My goals: help you find amazing books to read, give tips & tricks for making the most of your reading time, and provide inspiration for a fun and fulfilling literary life.
Want a taste of what’s to come? Start with these popular posts:
Why Reading Makes You Sleepy and What You Can Do About It
What Would a Modern-Day Anne Shirley Say?
6 Ways to Squeeze More Reading into Your Crazy Busy Life
Your Ultimate Guide to Finding Cheap eBooks!
Let’s Hear It for the Ladies: 8 Books that Empower Girls and Women
To get new posts and exclusive bonus content delivered straight to your inbox, subscribe in the box below. And if you want to join in even more literary merriment, connect with me on Instagram, Twitter and Pinterest.