About Me

Hi! My name is Melody Hawkins and it is lovely to meet you. Welcome to my blog, based in my hometown of Fresno, California. I am biracial, half Japanese and half White, and love learning about all ethnicities and races. I also have ADHD, major depressive disorder, and generalized anxiety disorder.

Okay, some things to know about my reading life. You should probably know that I have loved reading for as long as I can remember. My childhood was filled with trips to the library, local bookstores, and of course, the Scholastic Book Fair!

Books have always been able to brighten my day. Whether I had a tough day at school or the firm, a new book and a pretty lipgloss could always make it better. For a while, my books would just pile up on my shelves as I never could find the time to read them. Instead, I would turn to magazines, which I still love to read, a favorite being Vanity Fair. However, since retiring from being an attorney, I have been able to return to my love of reading books and am enjoying every second of it.

If there is a particular book that you would like me to read and review, or if you would like to buddy read a book together, send me an email by clicking the contact link, or message me on Instagram, and I will do my best to satisfy your request.

I hope that you will join me on my journey as I partake in the many adventures found in the land of books and share my love of reading with you. Oh the books I will read!

I am also a retired lawyer. My practice focused on complex business litigation and employment defense. On this blog, from time to time, I will share my thoughts about issues that matter to me and/or the public as a whole, from my perspective as a lawyer.

Finally, I am a huge proponent of indulging in self-care. So, this blog will also be sharing some of my favorite forms of self-care, such as, makeup, skin care, travel, interior design, and fashion.

xoxo, Mel.