About Me

"The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Suess
My name is Lourdes and I love to read. I've been reading for as long as I can remember, which probably means since I was around three years old. My parents have told me that even when I was a baby I like to pick up a book and "read" them out loud. Getting my book taken away was the worst possible punishment when I was a kid. There were (and still are!) always multiple books on my birthday and Christmas wishlists. For a while books were some of my best friends. I really owe it to my parents for fostering such a deep love for books and reading ever since I was a baby.

When I'm not reading you can probably find me in the lab doing research as I am currently working toward my PhD in Materials Science and Engineering. Who said engineers don't like to read? I also like to write in my spare time, although as school work starts to accumulate it tends to fall to the back burner. Reading never does though. I don't think I could go a day without finding at least ten minutes to curl up with a good book.

About Unbound Books

I decided to start this blog because I realized how much I like to tell people about books I've read. I am always telling my friends and  about my latest favorite read and recommending books that I think they will like. Then I thought to myself, why limit this to my close friends and family? Why not let other people discover amazing new books too? One of my goals is to get more people reading and one way to achieve this goal is to tell as many people about all the awesome books out there.

I will mainly be reading and review young adult general fiction books. I do have a certain penchant for dystopian, fantasy, and sci-fi books so you may see more of those kinds of books, but I try to keep a variety in my choice of books.

Review Policy and Rating System

Considering asking me to review a book? Check out this page for more details.
Wondering how I decide what to rate the books I review? Read all about my rating system here.

More places to find me

  • Goodreads: you can find up to date info about what I'm reading and any books added to my already huge TBR pile. 
  • Tumblr: if Tumblr is more your cup of tea, I'll be cross posting my reviews (usually shorter versions with links back here).
  • Twitter: follow me on Twitter to get up to date updates about when new reviews will go up and when they get posted. 
  • Pinterest: I have a nice board going on Pinterest that has all the book reviews I've done so far.  I also have some other boards related to books with some good quotes on books and reading so be sure to check those out as well.
  • Email: as always, feel free to email me at unboundbooksblog@gmail.com with any questions or comments. As with comments on individual posts, I will do my best to answer in a timely fashion.