Saturday, August 17, 2013

Welcome to my blog!

Hi, I'm new to blogging and would like to start by introducing myself. I'm a wife and mother who loves animals and spends my free time either doing some sort of craft, such as crocheting, knitting, sewing, and I love reading books. I've recently decided to start reviewing books to help out new authors and also to keep a record of what I've read.

Why did I choose the name Goode2shews? I try to emulate the poor orphan in the story, Little Goody Two-Shoes, published in 1765 by John Newbery in London. Her name was Margery Meanwell, and she was humble and always tried to do the right thing in life, even though her circumstances were less than desirable. She was walking around with just 1 shoe until a rich benefactor decided to gift her with a complete pair. Upon receiving them, she was so pleased and grateful, she went around telling everyone that she now had "two shoes!" I know in our society today, Goodie-Two-Shoes isn't always used as a complement, but to me, it means being grateful for all I'm given and making the most of what I've got.

On this blog, I plan to post reviews on a variety of books. I like to read classics, young adult fiction, mysteries, suspense, horror, memoirs, self-help and nonfiction books and just about anything that seems interesting to me at any given time. Lately, I've especially been fascinated with near death experiences and firsthand testimony about what happens to us when we die, I'm in the process of listening to The Game of Thrones with my husband, and through the grapevine, I've learned that some authors and publishers will send out free books in exchange for honest reviews. So stay tuned, folks. You never know what I'll read next!


  1. I hope you have the best time blogging ever. I look forward to reading your reviews :)

  2. Hi Shawn I found you on Goodreads. I just followed you as per your post. Good luck with your blog and reviews. You can visit me at and if you're ever looking to review a book about addiction please let me know.

    All the best, Lorelie Rozzano

  3. Hi. Pleasure to meet you and I'm looking forward to reading your reviews. Happy blogging. Would be great if you could check out my blog too... Thanks. Adite

  4. Hi Shawn, I'm fairly new to the blogging world as well! I write poetry and book reviews at