About Me


My name’s eli, and I’ve been the English Content Specialist for a small school district in southwestern New Mexico since 2017. For the 12 years prior, I taught reading and English language arts at the secondary level. I’ve also taught young adult literature and educational technology at the university level.

In case you were curious, I am a Purdue alum–I did my undergraduate work there, and I’ve been a lifelong Boilermaker. I’m also an Aggie, having received my MA and Ph.D. in education from New Mexico State University. 

I was given the name “the (book) supplier” after I’d been caught supplying books to my classmates by one of my professors. And even though I’m not in the classroom anymore, you’ll still find me lending books to former students, teachers, and random people in the library.

Like, READ!, my blog’s tagline, is something I used to say to my students when they were supposed to be reading, but were chatting instead. This space was originally created for them and I wanted them to see something familiar. I kept it after I left the classroom to remind myself why I started blogging about books in the first place.

If you’re looking for me, you can find me in myriad places, but more often than not, I’m on Instagram posting Sticky Note Reviews of what I’ve read or blowing up my stories with all manner of random. You can also find me on YouTube, though that space has been a bit dormant lately. 

For a round up of just about everything, check out my blog – all the videos, Sticky Note Reviews, Feature Shelves and whatnot are there.

Hit me up, I love talking about books.

And as always, I am the (book) supplier wishing you happy reading. Don’t forget to be awesome.


  1. OMG I play the baritone! I until I started grad school again, I even played in the community band. I also played jazz trombone. So to respond to your comment on my blog — yes, we can totally be nerdy, book-loving, doc student friends!


    • Yay! I played in the community band until I started the doc program as well. I hated giving that up. I’m excited to have a new nerdy, book-loving, doc student friend. Not being on campus, I don’t have any of those. 🙂


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