Nice to meet you!

My name is Taryn. By day, I'm a legal secretary at a law firm. The rest of the time, I read as many books as I can and write about the good ones.

I also love hippos. That's where the site name came from. Basically, I love all chubby animals. If you're an animal and you have a little extra love chubs on you, I want to squeeze you.

I live with a guy named Adam. He may be the last remaining gentleman of our generation. Less than two months after we met, he asked me to marry him. I’ve been grateful for his reckless error in judgment ever since. Occasionally, he graces us with recommendations of his own (you can see his posts here). We also have a video series, in which he and I drink craft beer and take turns forcing our favorite books on each other.

Some critters also live with us. Cooper the dog has the kindest heart in all the world. Murphy the chubby orange cat recently left us for the giant bookshelf in the sky, but he is remembered fondly and succeeded by two younger feline specimens, Cheeto and Prunella. They are currently undergoing extensive training to become literary titans in their own right.

Reading is one of the most vibrant, amazing loves of my life. I created this site to spread the love. Thanks for visiting.