My name is Paige and when I was a kid, I would tell my grandma that if she ever forgot my name, to just think of a book and she would easily remember.

I have an intense interest in hundreds of things, but above all- how and why things work and the stories that lead us there. I was a big reader growing up, often hiding in a pile of clothes in our laundry room to devour Harry Potter or could be found playing library in my room with a tiny bookshelf and imaginary friends. In my adult life, not much has changed except now I write post-it notes with detailed suggestions when I do loan books (to real people!) and often spend most days daydreaming about running a library bus of sorts traveling the U.S..

I read a bit of everything and usually 5 or 6 completely different things at the same time; young adult, contemporary fiction, literary fiction, memoirs, graphic novels, non-fiction, self-help, lots of best sellers, and so on. I am pretty bummed that I wont be able to read all the things I want to in my life and if I am not reading, I am probably researching what to read next- or 50 books down the line. 

I am a firm believer in books falling into our laps at the right time for us, the power in liking what you like regardless of it being likable, and trusting the timing of a good read. I might try to sell you on what to read next and love a good 'TBR' list, but ultimately, I overindulge in the fate of it all, too. 

Some of my ultimate favorite reads include; A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara, Fates and Furies by Lauren Groff, Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, and Kitchen Confidential by Anthony Bourdain.

However you got here, thanks for coming! 

Say hi: hermreck.paige@gmail.com // I take all these snaps on my iPhone 6, then edit in Afterlight. I live + work in NYC.