Hi, I am Michelle from Because Reading is better than real life. I started blogging in Feb 2013 just on a whim and have love doing it ever since. It wasn’t until some point in 2013 that I got this crazy email asking if I wanted to help co-host a challenge. Something I have never done before. The rest is history and I not only got to co-host an amazing challenge but I also found one of my very best friends. Well two because once we pulled Stormi into our madness I realized I found two pretty incredible people that I will forever call my friends.

I started reading when I was rather young. I enjoyed all types of books. My favorites where the Point Horror books and I would beg my mom to take me to the bookstore every weekend to get more. I had stopped reading hardcore for a while and when the Harry Potter books came out my love for reading blossomed again. It wasn’t until sometime in 2012 when I started really using Goodreads that I found my true passion for reading and blogging. When I started my blog I had no idea what I was doing, I still cringe when I read those posts. I will say, it was/is one of the best things I ever thought of doing and I love it so much. It helped me build my confidence and boosted my self esteem. At some point last year I decided to take my designing skills and start my own business, Limabean Design. I love designing and I love helping bloggers make things they will be proud to show off. I have been designing for 20 years, since right out of college. It is a passion of mine and I love everything artistic and creative.

When I am not blogging I am spending time with my amazing husband and my two little ones. My son is 11 and my daughter is 8. I passed on my gaming genes to them and we spend a lot of time playing video games and Minecraft together when I am not playing by myself. I am a true animal lover and have a house of pets: 1 dog – Dexter, 1 cat – Buttons, 1 Hamster – Biscuit, and 1 Hermit Crab – Meanie, and on occasion we watch my parents Cockatiel, Vito. I would have more but first I need a bigger house.