Hi there! I’m Maria Miaoulis, Reading For Pleasure’s resident bookworm & editor.

“No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance.” ~ Confucius


That Confucius was a wise bookworm. And he makes an excellent point. We all have to read in some form or another throughout the day. So why not carve out time to read for your enjoyment, too? That’s what this site is all about – helping you find ways to read for pleasure like you used to do, before work and other responsibilities began piling up.


It’s easy to get started! Just take a look around the site to learn more about the latest book releases, reviews, news and more. Don’t be shy! Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or recommendations of your own. I look forward to hearing from all of you!






  • Madeline Downs

    Like you I love to read also. Last year I read 207 books.
    Watching a movie is just not the same as reading. When you read you can really become a part of the adventure.Your site is informative, light and fresh. I really enjoyed it and will return often. Good luck.

    • Maria Miaoulis

      Thank you so much for your support Madeline! I completely agree with you. I can’t tell you how many times movie adaptations have let me down. Some may come close, but you’ll never be better than the book.

      I appreciate the feedback. Let me know if you have any ideas or things you’d specifically like to see, and I’ll try to work them into the site.


  • L Brown

    Great site! I look forward to seeing it grow. Well done! Prof. Brown

    • Maria Miaoulis

      Thanks Professor! Your support is much appreciated!


  • http://www.facebook.com/ankur.satija Ankur Satija

    Hey Maria,

    I’ve come to know two things from your Bio.

    One – You’re an avid reader. And You write good as well. It is very important for a person in today’s hectic lifestyle to read good literature, both fiction as well as non fiction. Activities like reading, writing, gardening, exploring nature etc not only lets one to be with oneself but also differentiates a human being from the other just ‘breathing machines’, the so-called workaholics.

    Second observation – You’re too cute. :)

    Tak cre
    Ankur (FB – Reading for pleasure)

    • Anonymous

      Hey Ankur!

      Thank you for your kind words :-) Your comments and support are much appreciated! I completely agree with you about “breathing machines.” Except in cases where working 24/7 is essential to sustaining oneself, people need to relax and start distancing themselves from technology before we turn out to be part of the dystopian societies writers like Bradbury, Orwell & Huxley envisioned years ago.

      Thanks again for the compliments :-)


  • http://twitter.com/StephanJMyers Stephan J Myers.

    Maria, love the site, you definitely have a new follower and supporter here, Stephan.

    • https://twitter.com/#!/Reading4Pleasur Reading For Pleasure

      Thank you so much for your support, Stephan! I appreciate your taking the time to visit the site & for the Twitter shout out :-) Looking forward to hearing from you again!