About Me

My name is Melody, and I like words.

I am the program manager of the International Reporting Project, an independent journalism nonprofit in DC, and I also write freelance articles. Once a month, I get particularly geeky about my love for books by moderating the Nonfiction Book Club at One More Page Books & More–drop by sometime!

I received my bachelor’s in English and linguistics at Georgetown University, and I’m currently pursuing my master’s in writing at the Johns Hopkins University.

I love reading fiction and nonfiction books. I started writing reviews for the same reason as any other book blogger: I wanted to keep track of what I thought about the books I was reading, and I wanted to tell my friends about them. Along the way, I rediscovered a deep love and respect for literary criticism.

My favorite genres include literary fiction, international fiction, young adult/new adult, memoir and narrative nonfiction, to name a few. I’m particularly obsessed with books by women, and I will soon launch a challenge to read all titles shortlisted for the Bailey’s Prize.

I also love writing, both fiction and nonfiction. In my nonfiction writing, I cover hobbies and lifestyle, gender equality, food and nutrition, environment and transportation, travel and memoir. In my fiction, I like writing about the things, large and small, that make people who they are.

And don’t be surprised if I post a recipe I’ve mastered or a photo of my pets from time to time. (When you see them, you’ll understand their allure.)

In my spare time (Haha! See? I’m also funny!), I train to compete as a figure skater and spend time with Jack, my loving and tolerant husband. (Yep, we got hitched!)

If you have any ideas, comments, links, or suggestions, please feel free to email me at MelodyASchreiber@gmail.com or contact me through any of the social networks you see to the right.