Honestly, we are just a bunch of crazy bitches who like to read books. Our tastes vary across the Romance and Supernatural genres. We were 50 Shades before it was cool and our vampires don’t sparkle. We appreciate a healthy dose of erotica with our reading and we are not afraid to talk about it! We have serious potty mouths and we love music of all kinds. Just don’t force our Raine to listen to country. We are always reading something and then rehashing together, so we figured why not open our already big mouths and spread our opinions to the masses. Now, onto the important stuff.
I’m Mandy and I am a happily married 30-something. I am responsible for two awesome tiny humans; until they break something of yours and then I won’t claim them. Before becoming a mom, I had many different professions. I taught elementary school, worked in finance, processed mortgages, was a collections manager, a theme park employee, lots of bloody retail, and of course the obligatory restaurant jobs. Throughout all of my “careers” I have always been a reader. I come from a long line of readers. I will read anything- including cereal boxes and toothpaste tubes. I enjoy the escape that reading provides. A few minutes (or hours) to be someone else, be somewhere else and experience stories and places that I can only dream of or read about.
Mandy can be reached via email @ rawbooksbabe @ gmail.com.
I’m Danielle, a 26 year old mother of two beautiful girls and the wife of a delicious fireman. By day I teach Pre-K, and by night I burrow into my couch and plaster my face in a book. I’m into all things girly, sitting my ass on the beach, and anything related to my family. I’ve lived under the Florida sunshine all of my life but I definitely love the occasional escape to the mountains. I’m married to the tattooed man of my dreams and live in a fairy tale. Complete with financial stress, medical anomalies, and messy kitchens. Hope y’all enjoy my random, and hopefully entertaining banter, on whatever the heck pops into my brain. Stay Raw.
Danielle can be reached via email @ rawbookschick @ gmail.com.
I’m Lorraine, in my thirties, and happily divorced. I have a typical 9-5 day job that pays the bills and allows me to indulge in my collection of hobbies. Yes, I said collection. I collect hobbies the way some people collect knick-knacks. Some of my favorites are belly dancing, fire dancing, fire spinning, fire eating, tarot reading, palm reading, henna art, mediumship, crafting fairy doors and houses, knitting, marathon training, and OF COURSE reading. I eventually want to add hula hoop dancing, cake decorating, and going to clown school to find my inner clown to my list of hobbies, but right now there just isn’t enough time in the day for everything. Maybe if I could pull my nose out of a book more often (clutching Kindle with a death grip while slowly rocking and wimpering).
Lorraine can be reached via email @ rawbooksgypsy @ gmail.com.
I’m Jody. I’m a young and vibrant 42, and since 40 is the new 20, I’m saying I’m 22 AGAIN, bitches! I have been married to the same man for over 20 years and I have a beautiful artistic daughter that is 22. So, if you read my comment above- my daughter and I are the same age. *evil laughter* I have a “regular” job that occupies my time during the Monday-Friday routine. I also have a side business where I specialize in “slice of life and natural light” photography. My other passions, besides being with my yummy husband (heehee), include working out, running half-marathons, relaxing at the beach, and of course- a good read. The escape that reading provides allows me to let go of all the days’ stresses. Like the old Calgon commercial from years past exclaimed: “RAW BOOKS TAKE ME AWAY!!”
Jody can be reached via email @ rawbooksmadam @ gmail.com.
I’m Lynsey, I’m 31 and I live in North East England with my hubby, son and dog. I love reading, have since I was a little girl when I first read Matilda. My favourite authors are James Patterson, Karen Rose, Karin Slaughter and too many others to mention. I love music almost as much as reading and I’m obsessed with the Beatles. I love the summer months and being able to walk along the beach in bare feet. Ahhhhh, there’s nothing better than the sand tickling your toes. I also have a serious phobia of clowns- they scare the living daylights out of me!
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