Hi! I’m Carrie aka Meez Carrie
Avid Reader. Book Reviewer. Story Addict.
KissingBooks Fan. Book Boyfriend Collector. Cool Aunt.
A little bit northern & a little bit y’all.
I love Jesus and THE Story a whole lot.
‘about’ photo credits: EA Creative Photography
Considering that my first word was “book”, it was pretty much a given that I would be a voracious reader. Though my tastes have broadened from Nancy Drew, Little House, and The Secret Garden to include a bevy of marvelous genres and authors, I still love to read. Talking about these beloved books seemed like a natural extension of my superpower, and thus a blog was born.
What can you expect from this blog?
Books reviewed honestly and from the heart, written out of my love for stories and my knowledge of what makes good fiction. Interviews with some of my favorite authors. Giveaways of some of my favorite books. Top Ten Tuesdays. First Line Fridays. Gushing over my latest book boyfriends. (Sorry, oh-so-tolerant hubby!)
The highlight of blogging for me is when I am able to introduce you to your next favorite read or a new-to-you author!
What kind of books do you review?
My passion is Christian fiction, but I have a handful of go-to authors in the general market and cozy mystery genres as well. I love to laugh. I love books that touch my heart too. I read both historical and contemporary fiction, and I’m always on the outlook for another great kissingbook! If it’s got suspense, all the better. You won’t find much science fiction/fantasy here, other than fairy tales and the occasional nod to Narnia or Harry Potter, though I’m starting to find many more books that I love in this speculative genre. No vampires or werewolves, though.
Do you ever do anything besides read?
Not willingly. 😉 Actually, in my other life, I live in Georgia with my hubby, where we love our church & small group. I’m a hands-on cool aunt to our eight nieces and nephews who live only a few miles from me. (We have two other nephews & a niece who live a day’s drive away, too.) When I’m not blogging here at RimSP, you can find me blogging at Seekerville and coordinating blog & review tours at JustRead Publicity Tours. I also used to review for RT Book Reviews, and I recently co-curated ECPA’s 2022 Art of Writing Conference. Oh yeah… and I wrote a book for authors.
Not sure where to start? Here are some popular posts/pages:
- Kissing Books 101
- Kissing Books 101, Lesson 2
- Kissing Books 101, Lesson 3
- Best Book Boyfriends
- Swooniest Heroes
- Why I Love Christian Fiction
- Things I Wish Christian Fiction and its Readers Did More Often
Want the best of the best? Here are my 5-star reads:
formal bio for media purposes
Carrie Schmidt is an avid reader, book reviewer, story addict, KissingBooks fan, book boyfriend collector, and cool aunt. She also loves Jesus and THE Story a whole lot. Carrie started the popular blog ReadingIsMySuperPower.org in 2015 and since then has had the honor of co-founding the Christian Fiction Readers’ Retreat and JustRead Publicity Tours. In addition to these endeavors, she is a regular contributor to Seekerville and has written for magazines such as RT Book Reviews and Christian Market. Carrie now lives in Georgia with her husband, though her roots range from East Tennessee to Central Kentucky and northern Illinois. You can connect with Carrie on ReadingIsMySuperPower.org, Facebook @meezcarriereads or @meezcarriewrites, and everywhere else social at @meezcarrie.