About Me

Welcome to Read Schmead!  My name is Jessica and I may look like an adult, but trust me, I am a kid through and through.  I started this blog to help kids, young adults, parents, aunts, uncles, grandparents, or just about anyone find some good kid and young adult books.  I was working at Latitude 33 Bookshop in Laguna Beach, but unfortunately we closed the doors permanently at the end of August 2011.  I spent 3.5 years there and it was utterly fantastic.  I was able to learn so much about the book business, both good and bad.  Luckily another independent bookstore has adopted me!!!  I am currently working at A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe in Irvine, California.  I know there is tons more for me to learn and there is no better person to teach me than the owner at A Whale of a Tale!

Oh, by the way, I finished my Masters in May 2011!  Woohoo!  What am I going to do with that, you might be asking.  We will just have to see.  I am considering the circus.

At any rate, I love anything and everything that tells a good story so I hope you find this blog at least somewhat helpful and mildly entertaining.

A Whale of a Tale Bookshoppe

4199 Campus Drive, Suite A
Irvine, CA 92612

(949) 854-8288



3 responses to “About Me

  1. We would love your assist on getting the info about our OC Children’s Book Festival out and our current Summer FUNdraiser! A Book and a Buck Readathon!


    We would love to see Latitude 33 involved in our event – the LARGEST kids book fest in the country! …you might be interested in our new addition…the Teen/YA Stage!

    Contact me – lets talk! ;-p

  2. Frank Jarvis

    Hi Jessica,
    Love your blog. This is a test to see if this goes thru to you. Miss you already at Lat. Maybe you won’t be so busy.

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