About Us

Marked By Books was started in the summer of 2012 by two best friends who believe that the most wonderful things in life happen between the pages of a good book. And because, much like chocolate, just one is never enough, we both decided to get our blog on and take the world by storm. At least that's the plan.

You'll be hearing from each of us every so often, and on those special days when the stars align, you'll get us both at the same time. Good luck to you, you'll need it.

Meet the crew!


Hello beautiful people! My name is Taylor, and I am not going to tell you how old I am because it is very rude to ask a lady her age. You should all know better. Some people may call me crazy, but I believe the proper word is "special." Special is interesting, and the world needs more interesting people. I love books way more than the majority of the human race considers sane, but so be it. If you try to hand me anything nonfiction (with a few exceptions), however, I will stare at you like you've grown another head and are trying to hand me a platter full of dead puppies. I don't like dead puppies. I like books where a few words can make a story come alive on the page, can take you to a place where every door remains open, and where the word "impossible" is nothing more than a fairy tale.


Thank you for that lovely introduction, Taylor. Well, there is not that much more to add seeing as how Taylor already pretty much addressed it all. Seeing as how I firmly believe in getting off your lazy...tush... and being active, I don't really relate that much to people my age, i.e. this generation of teens. So, reading is my other pastime and I believe that there is nothing better than curling up with a good book and pushing all your other problems to the side. At least, on a good day. On a bad day, I normally just punch the person. But that is not what this is about. This is about telling you about me and I am not supposed to scare you off in the process. At least I think I am not. Hmmmm.... Anyways, I love reading, obviously, and unlike Taylor, I don't mind telling you my age. Yes, I am a lady, but still. I am 17 years old and I love reading, writing, sports, and music. But at the top of that list is chocolate. You can't have a good book without chocolate. Well, I hope you enjoy reading the books we review and feel free to stay in touch with us! We are open to everybody! Including hobos!