About Caterfee

Hello there, 

Caterfee Reviews is the alias for a postgraduate English teaching living in Shanghai, China. I'm 23, fighting the urge not to buy every single book I see in English and fully invested in reading more children's literature in hopes it will benefit my students.

If I'm not at work, I'll be found with a book in hand.

Where did the name come from, and how to pronounce it.

Well it all started when I was about sixteen/seventeen and befriending someone who could never remember my name properly. As we shared a love of Pokemon, they eventually began to nickname our friendship group after the magical creatures and Caterfee was born. Since then, the alias has shifted to cover my Twitter handle and rather successfully confuse a lot of people.

Pronounced Cat-er-fee, it has come a long way since a deep love and appreciation for Nintendo's adorable little Caterpillar. 

How did the blogging begin?

It's a funny story because it all began when I discovered Goodreads. With no idea what I had and hadn't read, the website was super handy with its summaries and reviews of books I had, and had not been lucky enough to read. That's when I found more bloggers, predominantly American, but the more I read of their work, the more I wanted to go and do this for myself, to share how books had made me feel. 

In the Summer of 2014, I started blogging under this alias. With my reviews posting on here, Twitter and Goodreads, I began to branch out to those other bloggers, meeting more of the American ones and being so surprised by how friendly they actually were. 

What do I do now?

Currently, I am living in Shanghai, China where I teach English as a language to first graders (6-7 year olds.)