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About Us

The Book Girls’ Guide is a collaboration between two friends who love to share their love of books with the world.

They wanted a resource for all things books – whether someone is looking for the perfect book before a trip to London, wants to know where to visit in a town that was the setting of their favorite, or just needs a fun book about dinosaurs for a kid gift.

Fun Fact: The idea for Book Girls’ Guide was formed at Magnolia Table, Joanna & Chip’s restaurant in Waco, Texas.

Here’s a bit more about the girls behind Book Girls’ Guide and their individual websites.

In 2013, Melissa founded Polished Habitat to share her passion for intersecting style and function to make everyday life more beautiful and less stressful. She does this through easy to implement organizing tips, home decor tutorials, and creative ideas to help readers think outside the box, no matter their budget.

Soon after falling in love with blogging, she stepped away from her left-brained role as a project manager with an accounting degree to pursue her right-brained dreams of running Polished Habitat full-time. Her work has been featured in print in Better Homes & Gardens and Room to Create Magazine, and online by HGTV, House Beautiful, Brit & Co and more.

Angela founded Blue i Style, a blog dedicated to all things home, in 2013. Blue i Style aims to teach readers that decor should be functional, organizing can be beautiful, smart DIYs help stretch the budget, and an organized and stylish home can still be practical for life with kids.

Angela is an attorney by education, and also holds degrees in management and marketing, but blogging full-time allows her to pursue her real passion of helping others create organized and beautiful, happy homes. Her work has been featured in print in Better Homes & Gardens and 5280 Home magazine, and online by HGTV, The Today Show, Good Housekeeping, and more.