Saturday, February 18, 2017

2017 Love-A-Thon!

I love the Love-A-Thon, and am so excited to be a part of it again! This weekend got busier than I expected it to, but I will jump on and participate whenever I can.


 An Introduction to You and Your Blog

My name is Becca, and I am blogging from Chicago.

I've always been a reader. My parents met in a bookstore where they both worked, My mom is a storyteller, and my dad is a poet. Reading, and words, are such a huge part of my family. I've always loved books.

I got involved in the online book community through Librarything. I then joined Goodreads as well, and got intrigued by the idea of starting a blog. It seemed like a great way to start writing again, share about one of my absolute favorite things (books!), and meet other book lovers.

I chose a blog because it gave me a chance to start writing again, which I was really missing. I chose the blog name The Bookkeeper's Apprentice as an homage to a Sherlock Holmes' non-canon book, The Beekeeper's Apprentice. Sherlock Holmes is my all-time favorite fictional character (my dog is even named Sherlock!), and I loved the idea of naming my blog as if I was his apprentice (my dream job) --and I loved the play on bookkeeper (I own so many books and keep so many of them!). 

I do also do bookstagram-I love taking pictures of what I'm reading and my surroundings (and my dog!)

I love the online book community because everyone is so friendly, gives such good recommendations, and just genuinely love books and reading so much.

I typically post reviews, especially of mystery, thriller, suspense, and true crime. I read and review a lot of ARCs, as well as older books from my TBR bookcases and the library. I frequently participate in Top Ten Tuesday, and do What Are You Reading Wednesday and Five Friday.


My favorite foods are pizza and my mom's egg salad. My favorite beverages are chai, coffee, tea, and rumchata. 

My favorite color is purple. Besides reading, I am a preschool teacher. I love spending time with my family and friends, cheering for my Bulls, watching TV and movies, coloring, making fan videos, and doing crossword puzzles.

I have a ton of favorite TV shows, past and present, including: Lost, Alias, Sherlock (BBC), Elementary, Criminal Minds, Bones, Castle, So You Think You Can Dance, Hunted, American Horror Story, Lethal Weapon, Psych, Sense8, Scream Queens, Bates Motel, The Mole, Shadowhunters, Harper's Island, Miss Fisher's Murder Mysteries, Hercule Poirot, Midsommer Murders, The West Wing, Lucifer, This Is Us, Project Runway, Face Off, America's Next Top Model, Veronica Mars, Scooby Doo, Chip and Dale Rescue Rangers, and The Amazing Race.

I have a lot of favorite movies too, including: Dirty Dancing, Identity, Scream, Psycho, Basic, Zodiac, Moana, Mulan, Tangled, Beauty and the Beast, Cry Wolf, Primal Fear, And Then There Were None (1945 and 2016 versions), Murder on the Orient Express, Step Up, Rent, and Grease.

My favorite music to listen to is Matt Nathanson (I have a tattoo of one of his lyrics on my shoulder, my very first tattoo), the Hamilton soundtrack, Rob Thomas, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, and Matchbox Twenty.

I love to shop anywhere that is a bookstore! I love thrift stores too, and have recently fallen in love with Lularoe. I also love Target.

Book Talk

My favorite books as a kid were Nancy Drew, Happy Hollisters, Sam the Cat, Moomintrolls, Linnea in Monet's Garden, and Rainy Day Kate. 

My favorite book of the last 21 years remains The Westing Game, which I have read more times than I can count. 

Some of my other top books are And Then There Were None (Agatha Christie is my all-time favorite author), The Murder of Roger Ackroyd, Murder on the Orient Express, The Hound of the Baskervilles, Devil in the White City, and The Suspicions of Mr. Whicher. I also love any books by Gillian Flynn, Jennifer McMahon, Erle Stanley Gardner, Ngaio Marsh, P.D. James, Will Lavender, and Marisha Pessl.

Leave me a link to your Love-A-Thon post and I will try to come comment and leave some love! <3


  1. It must have been wonderful growing around all that love for words. I also love Sherlock!

    Lori @ Pure Imagination

    1. I feel really lucky :) Yay for loving Sherlock!

  2. Hey, Becca! It's nice to meet you. I love the name of your blog and how you've incorporated one of your favorite characters into your every day life.

  3. Chicago is such a beautiful city! You're so lucky to live there!