Who Am I?

My name is Carina, and I’m a 30-something Canadian high school teacher.

Right now, I live and work in the GTA.

From mid-2011 until the end of 2015, I worked in a high school just outside of Abu Dhabi, teaching English to mostly “local” girls. It was a challenge and a fantastic learning experience all at once.

I love to read and love to write. My tastes range from the mild to the extremely eclectic. I will read almost anything as long as it appeals to me in some way, and I almost never leave a book unfinished, even if I don’t particularly end up enjoying it. I always want to know how it ends, and I try to be constructive in my analysis of what turned me off of a particular book.

What Do I Write About?

I write about a lot of different things on this blog, but generally keep to the topics of books, reading, and literacy. This includes everything from book reviews, readathons, and challenges to discussions about literacy education and reading engagement.

For me to write about books and reading, I believe that I also have to discuss the problems that society faces in terms of making sure that our next generation will be able to access the same materials – and the same enjoyment – that we do. So that’s what I do, as best as I can.

Want To Know More?

I recently wrote a post for Armchair BEA describing myself and this blog. It goes into a bit more detail than this page about more recent things and what my goals are for Reading Through Life.