About

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I am mother to two girls and one cat. When I'm not busy taking care of them, I like to read and hunt for books. I also enjoy creating art, gardening, cooking and doing jigsaw puzzles. We live on the East Coast with a small vegetable garden, rooms full of plants and over a thousand books. I am passing my love of reading on to my kids.

This blog began as a place to remember the books I've read, and write a little bit about them. I read lots of nonfiction and books about animals; wildlife studies, natural history, gardening, etc. I also enjoy fantasy, fiction, some classics, sci-fi, occasionally YA and juvenile fiction as well. Most of the posts on this blog are about books I've just read, labeled Current Reads. Posts about books I read before I started blogging are labeled Past Reads. I've kept a reading log with brief notes over the last six years. On average I read something between 50-70 books a year.

The dogear in my blog title has nothing to do with dogs (although I do read plenty of books about them). It refers to dogeared pages. I acquire lots of used books which can be quite worn (sometimes I sit and unfold every single dogear and smooth out the corners) but they still get read and loved.

Nobody pays me to write here. At this time I am NOT accepting review copies from publishers or authors. I do not do author interviews, guest posts or tours on my blog. I just read the books, and write what I think about them (this includes the ones I don't particularly like).

However if you would like to contact me use email-  jeanenevarez (insert the at symbol) gmail (dot) com.

My opinions on books can also be found on Library Thing, where you can see all the titles in my collection. I regularly update my LibraryThing cataloge.